Yesterday a storm knocked out my electricity but more importantly it knocked out my sense of security. This reminded me of the 10 days without electricity that me and many of my neighbors spent when Hurricane Sandy hit. At first it felt like a standard camping trip but later it showed how our technical society can be stopped in an instant.
As Yom Kippur (Day Of Atonement) begins tonight it also is a time of reflection. Jews around the world will fast to plead that G-D forgives us for our sins and allows us to be written in the book of life. I personally apologize to all those that have been hurt indirectly or directly by my actions and ask for your forgiveness.
I believe we should reflect during this 24 hour period that just like a glass in a hand everything that we achieved and have can be shattered in an instant. On Yom Kippur I thank G-D for all the moments not just for me but my friends, associates and all good peoples. I plead that G-D will forgive our sins and that we all get written in the book of life for another year of health, happiness and success.