“Thank you so much. I work very hard on it.”
I don’t know why I say this, it’s just what comes out whenever I get a compliment on my blog. I know that people are more discerning than ever and I am committed to a serious effort to attract and keep their viewership.
But this week was challenging.
During the intermediate days of Passover (Chol Hamoed), it was easy not to work so hard on it. Not even think about it. My brain was a potato and the jalapeño pepper inside my soul yearned only for eggplant. In a good way.
Besides, tonight begins the last two days of the holiday, which means that fewer people will be reading this no matter what I write.
But I do have something to share.
Before I started writing my blog, I was writing Things I Think on an almost daily basis. I was inspired after seeing those tear-off calendars, the ones where each day offers a little life wisdom. I decided to try it myself.
I wrote almost 120. Some are better than others, but here are eight, one for each day of Passover:
1) The incomprehensibility of life–mainly, the question of why the righteous suffer and the wicked prosper–should be ample proof that there’s more to the story.
2) If something is true, it must always be true.
3) Just like we have to “roll with the punches” or “turn into the skid,” often the safe and healthy response is counterintuitive. We naturally experience ourselves separately from G-d, but our spiritual health mandates the opposite.
4) Don’t believe everything you think.
5) If you’re going to laugh about it later, don’t cry about it now.
6) Miracles happen.
7) Seeing G-dliness is like looking at Google maps, a slow focus that goes from haze to clarity.
8) Just because Moshiach isn’t here doesn’t mean he’s not coming.