I saved this quote from my friend, Ruchi Koval, who posted this as her FB status a while ago, and thought it was appropriate during this time. Oh and by the way, Ruchi, meet Melissa and Jessica, and M&J meet Ruchi. Check out each other’s blogs – I have a feeling you’ll like each other :-)
While I do not ‘mourn’ in the traditional way, I often reflect on how I can be a better person and work on my middos during this time. This quote spoke to me.
“Every now and then, try to do a mitzvah that no one knows about except you and God. God has many ways of bringing about respect – you don’t need to tell others about it. They will find themselves respecting you without knowing why. (From a class by Mrs. Miriam Barkin.)”