I had a Jewish friend jokingly ask me today if she should say "Happy Ash Wednesday" to me. I kinda laughed and said it's not exactly a tradition, but it would be just fine if she did. Then it brought up a good question from me. Is it ok to wish a happy Yom Kippur? It's basically the same concept. She kinda slapped her head and said "oh yeah. Well..... Happy .... Wednesday?" And we both had a good chuckle.
So Happy Ash Wednesday! I went to the service and got my ashes tonight. Something about this year feels really good. Who knows, maybe luck will turn around for myself and those around me.