Quote of the day:
Dear Tamar, Norm's profile of you is wonderful ... You said you would like Christmas without theology and I heartily agree. I love the lights, cookies, smell of evergreens, music, family, food. But I really like the traditions of Yom Kippur. I like getting rid of all promises and obligations once a year and then thoughtfully considering which to take in the new year and how to best meet those obligations. [Email from Nelle]
Thoughts on yesterday's walk:
Guilt is an indulgence. Feeling guilty does not take place of being responsible. Indeed, when I allow myself to wallow in agony of guilt over the past, I create an illusion that I have some control over what happened - I almost feel powerful, when in reality, helpless is what I am. Guilt is an indulgence. There is no time for it any longer. I have no control over the past. I only have responsibility about my choices right here, right now. And I choose joy.
A year ago at Mining Nuggets: Happy New Year