It takes courage to live softly. To live with the confidence that the meditations of your heart, and the stirring of your soul and the whisperings in your mind all converge in perfection and in splendor, and are the true nature, your one lovely unique self.
Rabbi Karyn Kedar
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 forty-fifth day – six weeks and three days of the Omer.