לחוות
 
For those who have attended the Mayanot Birthright trip, you may recall the name of the tour operator – הַחֲוָיָה הַיִּשְׂרָאֵלִית (hah-hah-vah-YAH hah-yees-rah-eh-LEET) – the Israel (more accurately, “the Israeli”) Experience.
 
To experience is לַחֲווֹת (lah-hah-VOHT).
 
What happens to us happens to us. But how we respond to what happens to us – much of our חוויה of what takes place – is in our control.
 
 
Today’s “three weeks” call to action
 
I invite you to join me today in recalling a positive, successful interpersonal חוויה you’ve had – looking at what action you took for it to have gone well. 
 
Then, plan another one using the same principles.