Elevate your thoughts
To the level of your
Consider every word and image
As reaching toward goodness.
When negative thoughts enter your mind,
Observe them as if they are floating by
Like runaway balloons
Make your thoughts
Worthy of your spiritual quest.
Rabbi Karyn Kedar, God Whispers: Stories of the Soul, Lessons of the Heart
Baruch Ata Adonai Elo-hei-nu me-lech ha-olam a-sher ke-d-sha-nu b- mitz-vo-tav, v-tzi-va-nu al s-fi-rat ha-omer.
Praised be you Adonai our God who rules the Universe instilling within us the holiness of mitzvot by commanding us to count the Omer. Today is the twelfth day – a week and five days of the Omer.