T’shuvah, “repentance,” shares its root with the word lashuv, to turn. The point of making T’shuvah is that we try to turn away from the behavior we wish to change. We alter our path, try to take a different course, and make active changes in our lives. It is a turn towards a positive change in our lives. Once we have made successful changes in our lives, it is good to celebrate and acknowledge the good things that we or others have done, and to take a hand shake, a high five, or a hug. Our own positive changes can have lasting impact on others, inspiring them to change because they see that it is possible.