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Day 47 – February 16th

What does it mean to you?

I was raised Jewish, and even had a bat mitzvah.  Yet looking back now, I don’t remember ever really praying.  We read from the prayer books, in Hebrew, much of the time (not understanding the meaning, of the language that I had learned to enunciate from my years in Hebrew school).

Being Jewish, for me was more about the traditions around family, food, and holidays. Less so, about the idea of a god, and even less about praying.  I must say this was MY experience, not at all how one might describe the religion.

It wasn’t until much, much later that I even looked back to realize this.  It has only been in the last several years that I have come understand the concept of faith, and the value it adds to my life.  It is huge!

Faith allows me to trust, and to let go of fear. Faith allows me to open my heart and feel safe.  Faith allows me to love BIG. Faith allows me to surrender into the unknown, and feel protected. Faith reminds me to stop trying to run the show, relax, and go with the flow .  .  .  .

Are you ready ?

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