You Shall Pursue

September 17, 2015

Gratitudes: 9/17

Filed under: Uncategorized — marleyweiner @ 10:11 pm

Today, I am grateful for:

  • People who care about my professional growth
  • Co-workers who are nerdy
  • Having a flexible enough schedule to pop over to NYC for the weekend

September 16, 2015

Gratitudes: 9/16

Filed under: Uncategorized — marleyweiner @ 8:51 pm

Today I am grateful for:

  • Friends in NY who will put me up
  • The wonders of modern technology and money-sending
  • Teenagers who are willing to make goofy interpretive art projects

BONUS ROUND: ALSO! Ta-Nehisi Coates.

September 15, 2015

Gratitudes: Rosh Hashanah Edition

Filed under: Uncategorized — marleyweiner @ 8:54 pm

For the last two days of Rosh Hashanah:

  • Being able to be a private citizen during the High Holidays
  • Having parents close enough that I can pop over to their house for a last minute holiday meal
  • Really long naps
  • Last minute discovery of really beautiful music to use in your own services, and having that music go over well
  • The moments in between things when your students tell you what they’re REALLY thinking
  • People who are not me blowing shofar, and being able to rely on other folks for liturgical help more generally

September 13, 2015

Gratitudes: 9/11 & 9/12

Filed under: Uncategorized — marleyweiner @ 1:15 pm

Two sets of gratitudes for Friday and Saturday, in no particular order:

  • Lazy days where I can shut off my brain
  • Living really really close to shul
  • Also living really really close to a beautiful park. I haven’t been there yet, but it’s nice knowing that there’s a place nearby for picnic lunches
  • Non-Jews who are really genuinely interested in listening to me go on and on about Judaism
  • Solitude after a long work week of schmoozing
  • Shabbats as a private citizen

September 10, 2015

Gratitudes: 9/10

Filed under: Uncategorized — marleyweiner @ 1:06 pm

Today I am grateful for:

  • Actually remembering to bring an umbrella
  • Classmates willing to lend me a charger when I left mine at home
  • A really productive supervision session

September 9, 2015

Gratitudes 9/9

Filed under: Uncategorized — marleyweiner @ 9:02 pm

Today I am grateful for:

  • Teenagers being thoughtful about their Jewish identities
  • Competent folks with institutional memory who are jazzed about helping you succeed
  • HILARIOUS classmates

Gratitudes: The Beginnining

Filed under: Uncategorized — marleyweiner @ 12:13 am

For my service leading class this semester, I am doing a lot of internal work. Next class (which is next month, thanks High Holidays!) is about gratitude and praise prayer, so I am keeping a gratitude journal on here for the next month. Today, I am grateful for:

  • Serendipity
  • Having the opportunity for occasional bouts of play (on a related note: Science After Hours at the Franklin Institute is a really good ladies’ night out!)
  • The ability to serve people in my community who need a little bit of service

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