Barukh ata Adonay, Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu al sfirat ha-omer.
Blessed are You, Adonay our God, ruler of the universe, who makes us holy with mitzvot and gives us this opportunity to count the Omer.
Today is day three of the Omer. Hayom yom shlishi laOmer.
Today is Tiferet be Khesed, beauty within love, loveliness within kindness.
Today is about dancing. Today is about the beauty that is released when a body moves to a sound and it looks so good – but today, is not about dancing for fun, or dancing for money, or dancing for exercise – today is about dancing for love, to care for others. It’s a dance, the graceful movement of one person assisting another, of one person doing those little tiny things that make a difference, of the other person being grateful. It’s a wonderful, beautiful, lovely dance which all of us participate in, whether we are amazing dancers, or clumsy and off tune, or awkward and jerky – whether we are on the dance floor all night or stand up for a few minutes – all of us participate in the dance of caring, and all of it is sweet and funny and endearing and very beautiful.
Today, may we participate in the dance of caring with grace.