December 9 Message

“If you don’t like something change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

Shabbat Shalom!

This week, I was searching for a quote to share with you about being respectful. However, in the process I came across this quote by Maya Angelou….and it spoke to me and hope that it will speak to you too!

During the political atmosphere here in the States, both prior and after the election…..some of us have been passionate, one way or the other…and which side that you are passionate about is really irrelevant. What is relevant is that we need to be respectful of the decisions being made by all sorts of people and organizations. And, for the majority of us…we do not have any impact to change those decisions, regardless of whether we agree or not! So what we need to do, what we should be doing is changing our attitude! Be positive! Don’t be that person to complain….sometimes there are reasons for decisions that you and I, are not privy to….and that is when and why we need to educate ourselves, keep an open mind and be good listeners.

It is not any different in our sisterhoods, when decisions to hold an event, plan a fund raiser, or invite a speaker! Sometimes we just need to go with the flow….with a positive attitude. I know that none of us what to be that negative voice….yes, we can respectfully express our opinion…but if a decision does not go our way, and we cannot change it…we need to be a team player. We each need to put forth a 100% of our efforts into working together, with a “we can get this done” attitude. Because, if we do that together, we can accomplish so much. And, that is what sisterhood is all about….being supportive of one another, coming together as one…I love the “idea” of sisterhood because each of you are my support system…regardless of whether we agree on the color of the tablecloths or how I arrange the flowers for the centerpieces! Just being together, with that positive attitude is what it is all about!

Wishing each of you a sweet, peaceful and meaningful Shabbat,