I debated posting this, but I decided that I would. All of these positive events are filling my Happiness Box and I want to share them with you, dear readers.
Passover has been amazing so far! On Friday I picked up my tallit. The afternoon spent with Kristen at the NMAJH was so much fun trying on different tallitot. Kristen handed me a few different styles and colours, but I fell in love with the first tallit she handed me.
I think it was meant to be because the bag and kippah for the tallit was on top. Kristen even exclaimed, “in all of my years working here, the bag and kippah corresponding with the tallit are never on top! I have to dig!” It was meant to be.
I also picked up my first Seder plate, which Mallory and the Grad Network gave me. I ended up going to Hymie’s on Saturday and it was super crowded. I bought a pound of brisket, a half a pound of chopped liver, and a pound of charoset. I have to figure out how I’m going to have the chopped liver. I think I just ate it without anything at Hungry Pigeon. I’m excited to try Hymie’s.
Sunday night’s Seder with my Synagogue was beautiful! At the start of the Seder, the Rabbi asked what I’m grateful for. I said friends and family of course. I added, “I’m also grateful for you Rabbi, and this Congregation and being welcomed.” He was so verklempt and replied, “likewise, Jessica Marie. We are so glad to welcome you and you are such a joy to us all!” I’m verklempt at this point too. Rabbi was amazed with my participation on Sunday tonight and he thanked me all the events I’ve attended too. I feel so good and I am so grateful for everything. My congregation also agreed to a Passover Seder photo and I have to print it out for my Happiness Box. I inspired some other family to ask for one too.
Happy Passover, dear readers. I hope that you all have a lovely Spring ahead, and a lovely whatever holiday you celebrate!