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Monday, December 25, 2006

And a Happy New Year...

Wow...Chanukah is over, New Year's Eve is just around the corner, friends are celebrating Christmas today, and I felt a great sigh of relief. The holidays were too hectic this year. Every time that I thought my buying was over, I forgot about one more gift...between my children's teachers, the whole family's health care practictioners, and my husband and my colleagues, as well as our family and friends, my list was longer than ever. I love the spirit of giving but need to find some way to make my shopping more manageable next year.

In the midst of it all, my little family gathered each night of the eight that make up Chanukah to light our Hanukkiyot, the menorahs that are special for Chanukah. One really creative one was made by my almost four-year-old son, George, in preschool. He was so excited to light the candles each night that during our short ritual of singing the blessings and lighting the candles, the stress around me did seem to slip away. George held onto the shamash, the helper candle used to light the other candles, with my help and lit the candles on his very own Hannukiyah. Fred, George, June and I danced around the kutchen to Chanukah songs.

It was a small, simple moment but in the darkness of this winter season and in the stress driving at all of us in our daily lives, I will hold onto the memory of lighting the candles and singing with my small children.

The new year is coming and I will try and once again focus harder on making my health and well-being a priority.

Wishinh each one of you moments of light in the new year--


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