It is the day of Tiferet within Chesed, balance within love. On this day, I am thinking about finding the right balancing point in the way I treat other people. I think about being compassionate and caring toward others, but also using judgment and discretion. I consider how I can be a better parent by being loving toward my children while also exercising discipline and enforcing appropriate boundaries.
On this third day of the Counting of the Omer, I make a commitment to be loving even in the moments when I need to be tough, and being judicious even when I am being caring and loving. I also think about being balanced in the way I treat myself – knowing the point at which self-criticism becomes self-abuse, and the point at which self-love becomes narcissism.
May this be a day for you that makes your love stronger by being balanced.
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This is the First Day of the Counting of the Omer