17 Awaken- Consider this the Scarlett O'Hara lesson that as long as G-d as given us a very special gift, the tool of Teshuva, repentance. "It's not over till it's over" "Yogi" Berra. Just because it looks like all is lost doesn't mean that we can't change and win.
19 Ask G-d if it's possible. Don't just make demands. There is never a guarantee that G-d will grant everything we request.
20 Judge others favorable, as you would wish to be judged. We don't know everything going on with people, so it's not wise to be harsh.
21 Change is our responsibility. We shouldn't only make demands on others. If we succeed in changing, our perspectives of others will change in accordance.
22 Dare yourself to do something you've always feared. That really resonates with me. Why am I so terrified of trying to market my writing? Why do I work at such a low-paying job when I do have many other marketable talents?
23 Love yourself, another very hard one. Many of us were raised to be hyper-critical of ourselves.
24 End negative habits. That's so easy to write and difficult to do.
25 Begin each day thanking G-d for giving us the chance to start afresh.
Hachanut shel Ruti
I hope to find the time to finish this before Rosh Hashannah. If not, then I will, bli neder, finish afterwards.