Time to reflect

As I have stated previously, reflections never quite do complete justice to the object that is being reflected. The image is altered from the original, even in the slightest degree. In fact depending upon how far away the object is will depend upon the accuracy of the reflection. This is why when a person reflects upon his or her past, the reflection can and will alter with the passage of time.

For the reason if someone wishes to learn from the past, it is crucial to reflect upon our actions and the results of these actions as often as possible. Many make new years resolutions and try to reflect upon the activities or inactivities, as the case may be, from the previous year.

For me personally this time has come, as this is the eve of Rosh HaShanah, the new year. I hope that my actions, my thoughts and my words have been such that I can take solace in their remembrance.  For all of those things that I have done wrong, I am truly sorry, but the important thing is to reflect and determine how to improve.

For my friends, and you know who you are, thank you all for being there for me and for granting me forgiveness as we move forward into the new year. L’shana Tova!


The American Diabetes Association

Despite a person’s situation in life, their race, their religion, etc., we are all faced with a very stark reality. The world will only continue if we, its inhabitants, learn to help one another. I can tell you from personal experience that life is not always nice, or fair, or fun. But for as long as we draw breath, life continues. To reach out while we are living, to try to help people and  make a difference, these are the fundamentals that will improve the living conditions for all people. This is my poor attempt to remind all of us, myself included, that as a good friend of mine once said – “we all choose our charities in life”, Ron Box, SRA. Without realizing it we all can affect people positively or negatively depending on how we act or interact with society or people.

What does any of this have to do with The American Diabetes Association? Well, the answer is simple. This is an organization that reaches across all social, economic, religious boundaries to help those people in need. Diabetes affects more than 25,800,000 Americans. That is about 8.3% of the population. If we as a nation would direct some of our yearly donations towards The American Diabetes Associations think of how effective our donations would be. As for myself, I am a realist and I am Jewish. I believe that God has given man the task of helping each other, but that all we have to do is start in the process and God Himself will help us carry out our task. Please do not be distracted by my beliefs, or my statements, just think of what good can be done when a number of people give to organizations like the ADA. Please note the link on my blog is in no way connected with me personally. This link will take you to a secure site with the ADA and they will direct you about how you can offer money, time, can volunteer. Any type of help that we can give is appreciated and very much-needed.