Fran M. Putney’s 2022 Passover Message
Fran M. Putney shares her inspiration and thoughts on this year's Passover holiday with the community.
After escaping the harsh life under Pharaoh in Egypt, we are told that the Israelites wandered for 40 years before finally coming to the Promised Land.
Many doubted they would ever see it, and some didn’t. But there were reasons it took so long, and one explanation is that it had to do with the fact that the journey itself had a purpose.
It gave the Israelites necessary time to separate from the old ways of thinking and feeling as enslaved people and become more prepared to embrace life and function as a free people in the new land.
As a journalist, I’ve been fortunate to speak to many individuals from all stations of life, hear their stories and share their expertise. Some have reached high ranks and made exceptional achievements, while others have led more ordinary lives.
In the end, I believe it is the same for everyone: No matter where you are “going” so to speak, it is about waking up and living your best life every single day.
Reaching a longed-for goal is always cause for celebration, but the journey of a life lived with intention, love and purpose, no matter where you arrive, is always a success.
Fran Putney is communications manager for the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust and proofreader for the Atlanta Jewish Times.