For my birthday

In the week or so heading up to my birthday, I’ve had a lot of time to think. Our families are close to our hearts, while they are on this earth and after they are gone. Although there are times set in Judaism for “remembering” our passed loved ones (shiva, yartzeit, etc.), sometimes a birthday or holiday can be the perfect recipe for nostalgia, so I have a request. For my birthday this year, I’m asking for donations to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in honor of my dad. I know my dad celebrates my birthdays and regular ol’ days with me, but I’m hoping to raise some money so that this organization, that does wonderful things, can continue providing support to people who need it so they can spend some more time together with their loved ones. If you were planning on doing something for me for my birthday… this would be it. If not, this would still be it
(Just kidding, no pressure.)

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Day 14 (two weeks) : Malchut in Gevurah, Leadership in Discipline

In a lot of the roles in my daily life, I am a “leader”. I “lead” programs as part of my full time job, I “lead” groups and teach dance in multiple part time job settings- but aside from my “titles”, I often find myself falling into leadership roles.

Whether on purpose, or by nature, I tend to take action. We happen to be in a time of uncertainty and (scary) change. For me,  being a dugma and taking action in my daily life is the way I can balance the uncertainty, and injustices, even though it is small scale.
Blessing: free speech