Dip the apple in the honey.
What's the message to take in?
The apples are ripe blessings,
With sweetness, may our year begin.

But the honey is even sweeter,
Though it comes from a stinging bee,
May the pain that we encounter,
Prove even sweeter, ultimately.

By Bracha Goetz

Bracha Goetz is the author of 40 books that help children’s souls shine.  Her books can be found in Jewish bookstores and online here: www.goetzbookshop.com

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