Hanukkah is one of my favorite Jewish Holidays; it's eight nights of fun but also eight nights to reflect upon what being Jewish is. Instead of eight presents, I have eight wishes for myself and for things around me.

1. Peace for myself and others

I want nothing but for my anxiety to go away, and wish no internal pain for those I care about.

2. Of course, happiness

Whatever that is for someone, I hope you and myself achieve it without harming others.

3. For loved ones to be together 

Everyone needs someone to survive in this world

4. To end mental illness

I wish mental health issues did not exist, but we need support and love to cope.

5. For my parents to get a break

My parents have seven children (which includes me); they deserve a break

6. To end suffering 

Whether it is physical, emotional, mental, internal, etc.

7. To end bullying

Sticks and stones may break my bones.....

8. For a green and clean future 

Peace, love, happiness, Green

Wishing my Jewish friends and family a Happy Hanukkah.