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Gratitude

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 10:58am -- Rabbi

I am grateful. To wake in the morning is to be reborn. Nothing is to be taken for granted, certainly not life itself. The first word of prayer is perhaps the most important: מודה, "I am thankful." The essence of prayer is the grateful acknowledgment of the gifts we have been given.

--Rabbi Reuven Hammer

 

Who is rich?  Those who are satisfied with what they have, as it is written, "When you eat from the toil of your hands, you are fortunate and it is good for you" (Psalm 16:32).

--Pirkei Avot (Teachings of the Sages) 4:1

 

May we all feel grateful and satisfied for what we have in this season of Thanksgiving.