Monday was Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day in Israel. It's generally a sad, serious day. My little sister wrote a school project about a soldier who died in the Yom Kippur War, and contacted the soldier's family to get some photos of him. They were so happy to hear from her and sent her tons of photos and letters of him.
In the middle of an already sad day, I found out along with the rest of the world about the Boston Marathon. It's just unbelievable--in one moment, so much changed forever.
After all the sadness of Monday, it was hard to shift to Yom Haatzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, today. But I tried, and going to the fun events around town did cheer me up.
One of the benefits of working in a Jewish organization is that I can head to a Yom Haatzmaut part-ay in the middle of the day! There was a BBQ with tons of people hanging out on the grass and indoors.
There was cotton candy....
And yummy looking "blue and whites"
There were segways (although I totally forgot to find them and ride them) and balloons!
I was pumped.
Ellie also got in on the fun at school. I love that they make paper hats for almost every occassion:)
AND Ellie and I BOTH (completely unintentionally) wore blue and white today. Sweet!
Today was a good dose of happy. I'm still feeling sad about what happened in Boston, and still trying to think of a way to honor the gravity of what happened but still move forward. But today was good for my soul.
What is making YOU happy (or sad) right now?