Today is a special day: Yom Kippur. This holiday is probably the most important holiday of the Jewish year. Many Jews who do not observe any other Jewish custom will refrain from work, fast and/or attend synagogue services on this day.
The name “Yom Kippur” means “Day of Atonement,” and that pretty much explains what the holiday is. It is a day set aside to “afflict the soul,” to atone for the sins of the past year.
To atone, is to make up for, or to do something good as a way to show that you are sorry about doing something bad. Regardless of your spiritual foundation, this is good practice while here on earth. Who do you need to reach out to and apologize, or send a note to? Don’t let another day go by with a “bad” act weighing heavy on your heart.