Elul, the last month prior to Rosh HaShanah, is our opportunity to properly prepare us for the Yamim HaNoraim, the Days of Awe.  If you would like to receive a thought a day throughout the month, please respond to me at gkmintz@aol.com, to join those who have already requested being on the list.  May this coming month bring us all awareness of how we may have missed the mark during the past year; may we find the humility to go to one another to seek forgiveness; and may we find the heart to offer forgiveness to those who have offended us.  As we sharpen up our t’shuvah skills, so may we feel worthy of asking for G-d’s blessings for the coming year.