It’s been years since I’ve spent as much time thinking about Hanukkah and what it means to me. I guess the reason why I’m spending more time thinking about it this year is Nolan and Maya are of age to want to learn and know more about the traditions.
As my family were all around the table talking about the story of Hanukkah, the topic of Trust came up. In order for the Maccabee troops to purify the temple they needed 8 days worth of oil. It turns out there was only 1 days oil left in the temple. They lit the menorah anyway and trusted… The miracle of Hanukkah is that the 1 days worth of oil lasted 8 days!
Often I get caught up in the minutia, worrying about everything from finances to business to relationships. The story of Hanukkah is a great teaching to me to be the best I can be, to stay true to myself and live with integrity and in the end everything will all work out as it should.