Omer – Day 14
Posted by Anna L
Barukh ata Adonay, Eloheynu Melekh ha-olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’zivanu al s’firat haOmer.
Blessed be the Eternal God, Ruler of the universe, who makes us holy through Mitzvot and has commanded us to count the Omer.
Hayom yom arba-esrey laOmer shehem shtey shavuot laOmer.
Today is day fourteen of the Omer, which is two weeks of the Omer.
Malkhut be Gevura – majesty within strength; nobility within limits
I think, today, I will celebrate trying. Because there’s a certain strength to making the effort – even if it’s not always successful or a win, even if there’s still too much to do and too many people to talk to and too many things to accomplish, even then, it’s worth making the effort. It is noble to try, despite the seeming futility of it all. It is fantastically strong in some ways. Sometimes, against all odds, one even succeeds. It is also occasionally fun to try things that are new and different and hard, that I’m not good at. Maybe it doesn’t look very majestic to be trying a thing and looking clumsy and awkward doing it – but it feels strong.
Today, I find my strength and nobility in making the effort.