Thirty days of the Omer 5778

Today is thirty days, which is four weeks and two days of the Omer. גבורה שבהוד, Gevurah of Hod, Discipline of Splendor.

Is there a regular pattern to your gratitude? Do you make time to acknowledge you aren’t the source of life on a daily basis? Do you pause before eating to thank the people who grew your food and the person who made the meal and the Source of the sustenance? When you finish eating, do you pause to acknowledge you are satiated?

I’ve been thinking a lot about how difficult it is to have a daily prayer practice, never mind three times a day. It can be easier to do when no one depends on you (ie you don’t have kids). And I’m not sure what is the tipping point — how much time must be set aside for reflection and gratitude to transform your life? No answers – just a series of questions…

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