This week, the Torah portion is on the rebellion of Korach. I have to wonder, if Korach had been considering all the blessings in his life, writing them down and looking at them daily, would he have still incited a rebellion against G-d’s anointed? So this week, we’re going to “count our blessings”. This will hopefully get us into the proper frame of mind for what I have in mind next week.
Get a notebook or journal, or a sheet of paper that you can add to every day and start with 5 things you are thankful for. If you can think of more write them down too; don’t limit yourself.
I’ll happily share my first five, to get us all inspired:
- I am thankful for the Torah. It has helped me flourish and grow within the safety of G-d’s boundaries.
- I am thankful for my husband, who is my anchor point. He helps me to remember keep the important things important, and let the rest go.
- I am thankful for my children, who are little mirrors of myself and my husband. These precious gifts from Hashem teach us about ourselves and our relationship with Him, and have helped so much in the refining of our souls.
- I am thankful for my parents and siblings, who have always shown me unconditional love and support. They’ve been there for me even when I was walking in rebellion to G-d. They loved me through those difficult times and I will forever be thankful for my family.
- I am thankful for friends, new and old, who have loved me as G-d made me, but have also encouraged me to be the best version of myself. I am so thankful for friends to hold me accountable to the Word and to Truth.
Shalom and blessings all!