Please, Thank You, and I’m Sorry: Yom Kippur Reflections
I’ve been thinking.
About you, in fact.
Yes, about you, my dear reader, whose discerning mind samples my work and whose reflections, suggestions, and corrections influence my craft.
And now, as we take stock and close accounts, I just want to share a few important thoughts with you.
Firstly, a huge thank you for being my audience, my inspiration, my muse. If it weren’t for my cherished readers, I’d have given up writing long ago! 😄 Your enthusiasm keeps me going. Your feedback gives me important direction. YOU are the reason why I write late into the night and wrack my brain for novel plotlines and riveting characters. You deserve so much, and I hope to always meet your standards and expectations.
Which brings me to my secondly 😁:
Writing is an enormous opportunity, and yet it is an enormous responsibility. I am well aware of the hearts I hold in my hand as I write each word, and I am the first to proclaim that before one can fulfill “Asei tov”, we must first uphold “Sur mei’rah”. I do try very hard to avoid offending my readership, but I am far from perfect. So I’d like to take this moment to ask mechilah if I’ve done or written anything that was hurtful, offensive, inappropriate, or insensitive. This is a general apology, but, of course, if there is something specific that I have done to hurt you, please give me the opportunity to make it right by letting me know (just leave a comment here or email me by clicking the CONTACT link at the top of the page!).
And thirdly, I’ll close with a “pretty please” for the new year: Please continue to be my wonderful, dedicated, prized reader. Please give me the privilege of allowing my work to color your life, to permeate your perspective. Please continue to shine your special light in the world.
Wishing you the most wonderful year, overflowing with bracha, hatzlacha, siyata di’Shmaya, good health, nachas, simcha, and Shalom.