Deborah Spector

My continuing journey
Your Life is a Journey

Your Life is a Journey

  Birth is a beginning

And death a destination

And life is a journey:

From childhood to maturity

And youth to age;

From innocence to awareness

And ignorance to knowing;

From foolishness to discretion

And then perhaps to wisdom.


From weakness to strength or

  From strength to weakness

    And often back again;

   From health to sickness,

And we pray to health again.


From offence to forgiveness,

   From loneliness to love,

     From joy to gratitude,

  From pain to compassion,

 From grief to understanding,

           From fear to faith.


     From defeat to defeat to defeat

Until, not looking backwards or ahead,

            We see that victory lies not

      At some point along the way

  But in having made the journey

               Step by step,

            Birth is a beginning

          And death a destination

             And life is a journey

Rabbi Alvin Fine from Jewish Reform high holiday prayer book, Gates of Repentance


My earnest request is that you practice love and kindness whether you believe in a religion or not. Dalai Lama




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