I love this quote by Rachel Goldstein, “At this time of year, when the sun is most hidden, the holiday of Hanukkah celebrates the rays of hope and light. Often, it is through simple and unrecognized miracles that we are able to feel the warmth of hope and light.”
This year, for me, was full of rays of hope and light and many miracles! It is a miracle that my family members are healthy and have not been terribly affected by the wrath of COVID-19 this past year. I have also been blessed with the marriage of my daughter and the engagement of my son, both of whom are so in love and have found their true soulmates. Having a loving family, wonderful friends, food on the table, a safe place to live, employment and freedom are all things that are simple and unrecognized miracles that bring my life hope, light and happiness. Happy Hanukkah and remember to enjoy and cherish all the simple rays of hope and light that are miracles in your life too!
Brenda Gelfand is senior account manager for the Atlanta Jewish Times.