February 9, 2022
Last week we welcomed the new month of Adar 1. We have officially entered the season of Joy! And this positive mood is doubled with the leap month, which adds an extra month of Adar–60 days to practice “The Practice of Joy!”
To help us refine this practice, consider these compelling words from Victor Frankl:
Between stimulus and response, there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and freedom.
So during these two months of Adar, perhaps we can choose the response that will bring joy, levity, humor, fun. If not now, when?
How about a classic Jewish joke to point us in that direction:
If a doctor carries a black bag
and a plumber carries a tool box,
what does a mohel carry?