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That Reminds Me When saying the Prayer for Peace “Oseh Shalom” at the the the end of the the the recitation it it is customary in my synagogue to to bow bow and then take three steps back all while still in in in in a a a a a a a a a bowing position After doing so before straightening up I was taught to to to bow bow bow bow to to to the the left bow bow bow to to to the the right and finally bow bow bow a a a a a a a a a a a a bit more forward like a a a a a a a a a a a a a servant taking leave of of the the master I always thought that this was done out of of respect in in deference for our spiritual King the Almighty However recently I heard a a a a a very interesting interpretation of why a a a a a a a person would take those actions when when expressing this particular supplication The explanation was that when when seeking peace one should always take three steps back so as not to to appear antagonistic and like a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a Palm Tree in a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a Storm Bend Bend Bend a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a little little little this way way Bend Bend Bend a a a a a a a a a a a a a little little little that way way and Bend Bend Bend just even a a a a a a a a a a a a a little little little bit further without breaking demonstrating a a a a a a a a a a a show of desire to compromise and create harmony What a a a a beautiful insight on on how to handle conflicts with others!
As a Solomon Schechter religious day school graduate I was taught many different aspect concerning Judaism So it was very refreshing to hear recently a a a new perspective on on an old tradition When strong winds blow on on a a a a a a Palm Tree its roots actually will bend stretch and grow gaining fortitude from that very experience!
Such a a a a a a a a great lesson and inspiration to each of us us if we we acknowledge that that adversity helps us us become stronger not weaker We know know that that terrible storms will always come our way way but how we we choose to to to to react to to those difficulties remains up to to us!
As a a a a a a a Trust Litigator Probate & Estate Planning Attorney I often assist people address tensions and and sensitive issues amongst their loved ones Life is is is full of of of difficult moments and and that is is is certainly true in in fin even the “Best” of of of Families I often warn my clients that if if we cannot find a a a a a a way to settle these differences the the the the the only one who will will profit from their squabbling will will mostly be me and the the the the the other lawyers involved Pamela Higer-Polani
Contrary to long-time general opinion of of lawyers overall my own personal and professional goal is is is is to to dissipate not exacerbate a a a a a a a a a a a a a a crisis I often remind people that my official title as an an attorney is “Counselor at at at Law” and and I truly am here to to to help you you you through your tough times struggles and and challenges Nonetheless unless you you you you can change your perspective or understanding of a a a a a a a a situation then no matter what I do you you will be filled with unhappiness and dissatisfaction My ultimate hope is that all of us us including myself can learn to to bend just a a a a a a a a a little bit extra to to create even more peace between us us That may possibly be one of the reasons I admire Palm Trees so much Please Remember Before Your Your Troubles Hit the Fan Create Your Your Estate Plan!!!
Like other lifelong residents of of the the the State of of Florida I know these beautiful plants are not just a a a a a a a a a wonderful symbol of the the the Paradise in in which we live Very soon during Hurricane Season these incredible botanticals also show us us how how important it it is not to to to to just to to to to adapt to to to to our environment but also to to to thrive in it!!
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