For the purposes of introspection, here is a list of ten questions worthy of consideration in the final days before Rosh Hashanah:
In the past year, have I…
… taken care of the people around me enough?
… sought reconciliation with loved ones with whom I have struggled?
… improved my connections with others?
… tried to focus on personal behaviors that I would like to change?
… sought humility?
… evaluated how my actions affect others?
… volunteered my time for the betterment of society or the environment?
… mistreated anybody, deliberately or not?
… not fulfilled promises?
… considered ways to improve this world, and taken appropriate action?
… avoided words that may hurt others, both in public and private?
… apologized where necessary?
Plenty to think about here, but if you have a good question to add, please leave it in the comments below.
Shanah tovah! Have a good and introspective 5776.
Rabbi Seth Adelson