“It’s not easy to change ingrained habits. But Chanukah, which…falls during this week’s Parshah [Miketz], carries with it a relevant message in this regard. Take one day at a time. One doesn’t have to do it all at once. One light at a time is all it takes.
On the first night we kindle a single Chanukah light, on the second night we kindle two lights, [etc]. We add a little light each day, and before long the menorah is complete and all eight Chanukah lights are burning bright.
It’s ok to take one day at a time. It’s not ok to go back to sleep after you get a wake up call. Whether it’s your medical well being or your spiritual health, the occasional wake up call is a valuable sign from Above that it may be time to adjust our attitudes, lifestyles or priorities.
Please G‑d, each of us in our own lives will hear the call and act on the alarm bells with alacrity.”