Omer – Day 38
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 shloshim ve shmone laOmer, shehem hamisha shavuot ve shlosha yammim laOmer.
Today is day thirty eight of the Omer, which is five weeks and three days of the Omer.
tiferet be yesod – beauty within intimacy; grace within romantic love
And it happens to be my wife’s birthday! How cool is that? My wife is very beautiful, so it’s fitting, really. There is an incredible amount of beauty in relationships – it’s where we see each other as the most real people available, as the true us that we don’t show otherwise. In our romantic relationships, not only do our masks come down so that we show each other reality, but also, we can see past the minor flaws and imperfections – be it of age or of anything else – and see the person we fell in love with. When we let down masks and see past other people’s flaws, that’s when magic happens and there is true beauty in the people we look at. Today, I will see the beauty, especially in those I love.