We have all committed offenses; together, we confess these human sins:

The sins of arrogance, bigotry, cynicism, deceit, egotism flattery, greed, injustice, and jealousy. We have kept grudges, we have been lustful, malicious, and narrow-minded. We have been obstinate, possessive, quarrelsome, rancorous, and selfish. We have seen violence, weakness of will, and xenophobia. We yielded to temptation, and showed zeal for bad causes.

God, I begin to wonder what I'm doing here
With all these people
Confessing their horrible faults.
I think I did a pretty good job last year
Considering what I had to work with
And the world I had to work in;
So what am I doing here?

Well, there's no question
I could have done a little bit better
And I'm also grateful
That I had the chance to do it at all

So even though I'm not exactly sure
Who it is I should be saying this to
I want to say thank you to someone
I want to say sorry to someone
I want to say let's do it better next year
To someone.
And I'm glad there's someone to say these to
Even if I sometimes wonder.
Amen


(Borrowed from [profile] cidercupcakes and [personal profile] fox1013)
One of the big pieces of the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is that you reflect over the past year, and you attempt to (A) accept and forgive anything that has been done to you, and (B) apologize and ask forgiveness for anything you have done to others.

Anonymous commenting is enabled, and all comments are screened. If I've done anything to hurt you this year, let me know. If there's anything you think I might still be upset over, let me know that too. I won't unscreen unless you specifically request I do- or, well, I'll reply, but then I will re-screen immediately. (Er, if it's anon, I do not know if that's possible? But yes. I will try!) The goal isn't to start fresh- that's often not possible- but to acknowledge what has happened over this year (or any previous time, if you so choose) as an attempt to not have it happen again.

I promise to treat anything you say seriously and respectfully, and I will seriously be considering it over the next ten days.

L'Shana Tova Tikateivu
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