Today is the twelfth day – a week and five days of the Omer.

Elevate your thoughts
To the level of your
Spiritual desires.

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
Prayerful,
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.