Last week my Rabbi suggested that since Passover is a holiday about freedom that we might want to spend a few minutes reflecting on what freedom means to us personally. It’s a topic that is quite relevant to me since this year, with both kids in school, I have more personal freedom than I have had since before becoming a mom ten years ago.
Every weekday morning I put my kids on the bus, make a cup of coffee and ask myself- What do I feel inspired to do today? Then, I use my new found freedom to make it happen. This year, using my heart as a compass, I am happily forging a new path. I am thinking globally and acting soulfully*; watching more carefully and listening more intently. I am reading and writing with abandon; reflecting and creating; and realizing that the biggest joys are found in the smallest of discoveries.
At Passover, we talk a lot about “next year.” Having no idea what next year will bring I am focusing on this year- making the most of every day, every hour, every minute. This year is a blessing, an opportunity for renewal, a celebration of freedom and it just might be the best year ever.
*credit to my brother Dan Orange for the phrase “thinking globally and acting soulfully” which is a line from one of his poems…