#BlogElul via the Movies 19 – Beginnings

Any new beginning is tough. Sometimes we don’t have a choice (loss of job, natural disaster, spouse dies, disease). But barring such outside forces, we tend to try and figure out a way to keep the existing plan going.

Don’t. Beginnings are natural and healthy. Judaism has us finish and begin the Torah over every single year. Rosh Hashanah is a public new beginning every year. Beginnings are good thing.

Having trouble getting started? Go watch Beginnners – Mike Mills 2010 film with Ewan McGregor, Mélanie Laurent, and an Academy Award winning turn by Christopher Plummer. You can rent if from Netflix.

And that’d be a good first step. Then make another one and begin to change your life. It’s almost always for the better.