As I stand on the threshhold of a new Jewish year, I stop to take stock.
I review so I can see what I've learned this past year...if anything.
I review so I can see what my next step should be.
I review so I can appreciate what I have -- and what I still have.
It has certainly been a year filled with emotional strife as I've dealt with family members with ill health and lengthy and several hospitalizations. Each of those hospitalizations also had me review the past and hope and pray for a better future.
As I do now...for my family, for your families and for all of Klal Yisroel.
May you be surrounded by those near and dear to you...whether in person or whether in memory.
May the road of life you travel down this coming year be smooth, with no sharp turns or major detours.
May the wishes you seek for yourself become reality.
May good health be your best friend.
May laughter, not tears, prevail in your life.
To all of you: SHANAH TOVAH U'METUKA. A sweet happy New Year.