Day Ten of the 10 Days of Awe: Final Thoughts

Day 10

When September 2015 rolls around and you look at your answers to your 10Q questions, how do you think you'll feel? What do you think/hope might be different about your life and where you're at as a result of thinking about and answering these questions?

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Soren Kierkegaard

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”  Eleanor Roosevelt

This question may be the most introspective of all because it challenges you to live up to the postulates you’ve written during the 10 Days. If you knew this was the final question, would you have answered any one of the others differently?

Sunset today is the beginning of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) when the Jews seek forgiveness for sins committed between man and God and pledge to avoid repeating the same mistakes in the New Year.  Whether or not this is what your faith walk bids you to do, consider this day as a chance to gather up the courage to ask forgiveness of past mistakes. And while you are considering today’s question and looking to this New Year, take a moment to offer forgiveness to yourself.

In the tradition of this day I offer you the greeting  “Gmar Chatimah Tovah” --may you be sealed in the Book of Life for a good year.