Guide to a Sweeter New Year

Posted on September 6, 2012

In JUF News, the editor, Cindy Sher, gives many suggestions of ways to make this coming year more meaningful.  Among them are to give thanks, do new things, dance!  I want to highlight one that I find particularly meaningful – #11 – “Commit gemilut hasadim, deeds of loving kindness.”  We all personally know that feeling we get after we perform an act of kindness.  This could be holding the door open for someone, bringing our mom a drink without her asking, or volunteering at the local homeless shelter.  Acts like these don’t only bring happiness to those we help, but they provide the helper with a sense of fulfillment and joy.  For this coming year, let’s try to be more conscious of our giving and make more of an active effort to do acts of kindness.  It would be a great way to start the New Year.

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