Happy New Year!

Hi Everyone!

I thought I would take a few moments to wish everyone a happy new year!

 

Just for fun, I thought I would share this funny picture that my friend Lisa sent me.

 

Finally, one friend sent me this. I liked it so much that I made a picture for it.

Have fun and enjoy!

 

With blessings,

Carol (with help from Raizel who was my style consultant)

Happy New Year & Happy Chanukah 

Today is the first day of 2017 and the last day of Chanukah.

Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

 

 

This year, my husband and I had a very funny experience with our candles for Chanukah. I am sure there is a hidden symbolism, but, as of yet, any possible deeper significance is eluding me.

For whatever reasons, we were gifted with several boxes of candles this year. However, when we really needed some to light the menorah last night, we had misplaced them all.

Scrounging around, we were blessed to find exactly nine candles to light — 8 for each day, and one for the “Shamash” (“attendant”) candle. Our own little Chanukah miracle!

In the Jewish tradition, the number 8 is seen as above nature. Therefore, the last day of Chanukah is a very auspicious time to pray for personal requests.

My prayer is for the supernal light of Chanukah to bless us with the clarity to see the miraculous within every aspect of our lives.

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Many blessings to everyone!

Love,

 

Carol and family.

Off Topic: Happy New Year!

  

I couldn’t let the New Year pass without sending good wishes to everyone.

During this time of year, many people take the time to make New Year’s resolutions. In connection to that theme, I had an amazing group this past week. I thought I would post pictures of my patients’ responses to the following group exercise.

I asked my patients to share on the question: “I want to live in a world where there is ……” 
Here is a picture of their responses:

  

The next question was: “to create this world, I will……”

Here is a picture of their responses:

  

Next week we will discuss how we can create the world that we want to live in.

This is part of an international art project sponsored by the UN. I thought this could be a nice opportunity to be a part of this international effort.

Thank you everyone for all your time and support. I never anticipated that this simple blog could be so much fun! I am learning so much.

May the coming year be filled with peace, joy, and love.

Happy New Year!

With blessings,

Carol and family

Reference 

Here is the link for where I got the idea for the group:

http://www.israel21c.org/the-world-we-want-urban-art-project-comes-to-tel-aviv/