Rule #25

I probably say this at least once a period to a student who is struggling. On a good day, this line even works.

Today’s Gratitude Item: A very special birthday dinner and family who love me. Tomorrow is the actual day but in good Jewish tradition, we start celebrating the night before. This also means that when the fast comes in tomorrow night, my birthday will pretty much be over. Happily this time around my birthday and Yom Kippur don’t fully coincide (they did when I turned 18 and it was really, really weird).