As I mentioned last year (and likely will every year of this blog – who doesn’t like an excuse to write about happiness?), the Talmud tells us that when Adar begins, joy increases.
So what happens when its a leap year and we have Adar Rishon and Adar Sheini? (In the lunar calendar, we add an entire extra month for leap year, not just a day. These translate to Adar 1 and Adar 2 basically)
Do we get a talmudic mandate for two months of happiness and joy? Just Adar Sheini because its the original Adar? Just Adar Rishon since it is when Adar begins?
I’m interested to hear a more educated take on this, but my gut reaction is to embrace it! Two months of obligated happiness as the winter weather drones on and its easy to lose sight. Two months of mandated happiness as we drift away from the secular New Years’ reminder that we can always start over. Yes please!
In line with the mandated happy, this month I am going to start living my dream. (Which I will post about separately, per a comment yesterday.) What is your first step to increased happiness in the coming month(s)?