Yom Kippur….The Day AfterSep 27th, 2012 | By Nina | Category: Sparkle of the Day
So for all of you that don’t know I am Jewish and yesterday we celebrated our holiest holiday of the year Yom Kippur. It’s a day that we fast and we do this because it’s our one day of atonement.
I have fasted every year since I had my Bat Mitzvah at the age of 13. It’s funny over the years how the fasting reasoning has changed in my head. I am going to be honest with you the guilt of breaking the fast before it finishes is kinda huge for me but as the years have gone by I realized that it’s truly not if we make it through the fast or not it’s the reality that we all make mistakes and do things that we know may not be right all of the time but I do know in my case all of the things I may have done was not out of any icky intentions. Sometimes we say and do things out of frustration and for that I am sorry.
I think if we all try each day to be the best person we can be and try to make others feel special anyway that we can then your life will feel good and on these days where we are supposed to beat ourselves up we truly don’t have to. Just an awareness of your own actions and intentions is a gift. When you are able to look inside of yourself and work on the things you need to and honor the beautiful things you do, life will be and feel good.
My break the fast last night was rockin!! I didn’t do the normal break, we went to Wildfire and they cooked for me!!! Yea!!! So I ate like a crazy woman who has never seen food ever in her entire life and as people walked by and truly they were trying to figure out how I was going to eat every last morsel I though in my mind one more year until I have to do this again!!!
Here is a picture of my spectacular dinner!!!
Large salad (for 6 people normally!!!!) Salmon grilled, steamed asparagus and a GIGANTIC BBQ rubbed sweet potato!!!!! Really??? YUM!!!!!!!! Please don’t forget their homemade caesar dressing!!!!!
Pile it on and go to town!!!!!!!
Wishing you a day filled with SPARKLES and LOVE!!!! xoxoxoxxoxoxoxxoxooo