Friday, September 21, 2012

Accomplishment Book for Yom Kippur

The meal before the Yom Kippur fast is usually a quick one--the fast begins around 6:30 p.m. this coming Tuesday night and most of us will be rushing out to synagogue to hear the Kol Nidre service. 

Take a few meditative minutes before everything gets hectic to have you and your guests jot down their New Year's resolutions with individual blank books they'll find on their plates.
I call these "accomplishment books" because there can be so much more than just making resolutions the way we are accustomed to: i.e. lose ten pounds, finally get rid of the junk in the garage, etc.

Instead, each person writes a wish list of hopes, dreams, and goals for the coming year and things that need improvement. Writing down the steps you need to take to accomplish everything on your list helps bring it from the realm of possibility to reality.

I found my blank books at Target, added a label, then tied them together with a pen using bakers twine.
The key is to use and refer to the book during the year, and remember what goals you wanted to accomplish. This is a great new tradition to start with your family!

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