To all those I have hurt in some way this past year, I am sorry.
I’m sorry for saying things I shouldn’t have said. I’m sorry for not saying something that should have been said. I’m sorry for talking behind your back or spreading rumors. I’m sorry for being mean, whether you knew it was happening or wasn’t. For whatever I have done that you see as wrong, I am sorry.
Tomorrow is a new opportunity for me. An opportunity to be wiser, friendlier, better, kinder, more loving, more honest, more accepting, and more respectful for the world. Whether or not you are fasting like I am tonight or tomorrow, or even whether or not you consider yourself Jewish or even believe in religion at all, I think we could all take this opportunity for a fresh start to improve ourselves so that we may improve and begin to heal the world.
Have a meaningful fast to those of you celebrating Yom Kippur, and to those who aren’t, have a wonderful day.