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Staying on Balance

On Friday, I had an off night. Anxiety rippled through me, and it was hard to push aside. My sleep was restless. The next morning, like many Saturday mornings, I went to synagogue for weekly services. Regular readers will know that I belong to an extraordinary Jewish community, and it’s one of the anchors that sustains me. Common to most spiritual practices, the liturgy is filled with praise and gratitude. I don’t necessarily connect the gratitude to a divine being. But on this Saturday, the very act of repeatedly and formally expressing thanks completely lifted my mood. 

 Illustration by Luci Gutiérrez


2 comments for “Staying on Balance”

  1. Gigi says:

    Sometimes when I am having a bad day I try to stop and remember what I thankful for and I instantly feel blessed.

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