The 11th-century Spanish-Jewish philosopher Rabbi Bahya ibn Paqudah understood that everything we do counts. "Lives are like scrolls," he said. "Write on them only what you would want remembered." Today, where so much of what we do is recorded somewhere, or many somewheres, R. Bahya's statement is all the more powerful. Our good deeds may be easily forgotten, but nothing we do wrong will ever disappear.
On the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, our lives are in the balance. These are days to walk on eggshells, lest we tip the scales the wrong way. This is an opportunity - don't fail to be transformed by these Aseret Yemei Teshuvah / Ten Days of Repentance.