Our recent vacation was wonderfully restorative, giving us the space to soak in the truth of words spoken by the late rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel: Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy. On one of our early morning beach walks John and I felt positively overwhelmed by the goodness of our … More Can we please find another word for “blessed”?
I’m a (New) Jersey girl by upbringing, but have lived in many different places since then. (At last count, I’ve moved 22 times!) One of the places I lived for six years is Northern California. The weather there is phenomenal, but after a year or so I began to feel out of kilter. Kind of … More Hints of hopefulness