—Rabbi Sandy Bogin
Sarah Neuman, The New Jewish Home – Westchester

May 27, 2020
Good afternoon everyone. This is Rabbi Bogin.

I invite you all to pause a moment if you can. Look around at the team working with you. The people you care for. The people you care about.

It is a beautiful sunny day. People are flocking to beaches, to parks, all hopefully observing the rules to help prevent spreading this awful virus.

We hopefully have had some time to enjoy the outdoors, as well.

The fresh air and sunshine help us relax from the stresses of our days caring for people. For each other.

The weather also helps remind us that there are sunny days ahead.

Maya Angelou wrote: “The challenging days of my existence may or may not be bright and promising. Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. Today I am blessed.”

We are grateful for one another. This pandemic will pass. We will get through this together. There are indeed better, sunnier days ahead.

Have a good afternoon, everybody.