This week I have attended several Hadassah events and as I did I was reflective of what is important to me, what I value in life. I think it’s important to periodically take stock of that for ourselves.
As I reflected and reflect on this I realized the things that matter most were not material in nature really. For example this weekend our dear friend Stefania brought her daughter over, now four months old, whom I got to see for the first time, as they had been abroad, the joy that gave me, priceless. As I cast my vote at the JCRC event this week for the board, knowing I was part of an organization that seeks to “repair this broken world, where and when it can. That feeling is not something I can put into words and one of the greatest gifts, apart from my relationship with God of course. Then there was the seminar on human trafficking where I got to introduce one of the speakers, and realized I am part of Hadassah, an organization that does so much, and it filled me with such joy that I was a part of this, that I could be a part of this. Then there are my connections to people that I have, whether I see them often or not so often. All these things and being able to create songs, music to write, inspire others, all bring me great joy. Don’t get me wrong, we need financial resources to live, to pay the bills etc.. and living in comfort is a good thing, so I am not knocking success, prosperity and all that. However, the joy that I had in interacting with little Valentina, that I have when I interact with animals, with wonderful people I feel connected to, and being part of these organizations that are working to “repair” what is broken, means so much and can’t compare to money or anything like that. Connecting with people and certain connections in particular, even if you wish you could have them in your life on a day to day basis already, though seems you have to wait for that, is the greatest gift, abundance, prosperity you can hope for in life. I am grateful and value greatly these experiences of interacting with people I feel very connected to, with nature etc.. and I hope with all my heart certain connections can become a part of my day to day connection on many levels, that truly would be a most beautiful gift.
Namaste, Shalom and Amen.