Happy Hanukkah 2017!!!
One of the traditions of Hanukkah is called “gelt”! It was originally REAL money, like you don’t deal with enough money as accountants. ? In this case, the tradition has its origin from Jewish people in Poland and it was money given to small children as a gift to their teachers.
Well, this year you have been my teachers! Several of you have taught me to smile again. Some of you have taught me great strength in the face of struggle. Some of you have taught me to be braver. Ummm…ONE of you has taught me how to be WAY too loud! Some of you have taught me MATH? Some of you have taught me how to handle mistakes and learn from them. Some of you have taught me diplomacy…need that one! ? So much treasure given to me this year in the form of growth, learning, stretching and making mistakes.
So out of the little “gelt” I have, I give to you my most precious gift…one of which I am not worthy. I fail on a regular basis, succumb to sadness, and stumble over the smallest things, but I hold tightly to my Treasure, my joy, and then I give it away. You will find in this tiny package my treasure…my segulah (Hebrew for special treasure).