To live a life grounded in Hakarat Hatov – gratitude – we must heighten our awareness and recognize that which surrounds us. This will be the first step in our six-month gratitude journey.
Over the coming three days, we invite you to deepen your attention and begin noticing the unnoticed. We will do this by exploring three blessings from the traditional daily morning liturgy.
“Blessed are You, God, Sovereign of the universe, Who opens the eyes of the blind.”
“Blessed are You, God, Sovereign of the universe, Who gives the rooster the understanding to distinguish between day and night,”
“Blessed are You, God, Sovereign of the universe, Who directs the steps of humans.”
On Sunday we’ll practice gratitude for the art of noticing. For opening our eyes — figuratively and literally.
On Monday we will exercise our ability to differentiate and distinguish. We will realize that these exercises can strengthen our gratitude.
On Tuesday, we’ll close this month’s journey by giving gratitude for the guidance we’ve received, the incremental steps we’ve taken and the steps we have yet to take.