This week's Torah portion reminds us of the forty-two stages ("encampments") the Jewish people went through en route to the Promised Land. It's good to know that our small steps of progress are counted in the bigger picture. Many of us have enormous goals that seem unconquerable. We must remember that the desert travel of our People was marked by important phases of rest and motion - little journeys within an epic migration. Light your candles tonight and honor all the significant stages you experience as part and parcel of reaching your destination. Celebrate how every movement in itself is an odyssey within the great journey of life.