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Sometimes gratitude is difficult because we don’t like to acknowledge our debts; we like to feel we did it on our own. But we can’t do anything without the help of others (that proverbial “village”) and certainly not without the Almighty’s help. He deserves the biggest thanks of all. And once we’re grateful to our Creator, we will also be grateful to His creations.
Cultivate a deep and sincere feeling of appreciation for the fact that you are alive. The Jewish practice of saying the “Modeh Ani” prayer the very first moment we are awake, strengthens our awareness of the great gift of life.
Try saying the “Modeh Ani” prayer (see video #3).
“I express my gratitude to You, the King who is alive and always exists, for returning my soul to me, with compassion. Great is Your trustworthiness.”
Rabbi Zelig Pliskin
Judaism has its own ritual to prepare for the day ahead.