We Are Grateful to God
By Susan Hendler, Temple Beth Orr, Coral Springs, FL
We are grateful to God who shows mercy when we face adversity, who has brought us the greatest gifts of faith, trust, and enlightenment through Torah.
If we appreciate the grace, harmony, and artistry of nature—Dayeinu
If we embrace the beauty of simplicity—Dayeinu
If we envision the sacred with the ordinary—Dayeinu
If we greet diversity with acceptance—Dayeinu
If we cherish the insightful wisdom of our elders—Dayeinu
If we perform acts of kindness anonymously—Dayeinu
If we nurture the purity, creativity, and hope reflected in the eyes
of our children—Dayeinu
If we cultivate the positive forces that drive us to a peaceful existence—Dayeinu
If we radiate the spirituality that we internalize from our relationship with God—Dayeinu
If we are content to accept the serenity of God’s light—Dayeinu
For all of this we are grateful.
For all of this would be enough.
Yet, there is never enough gratitude to encompass all of God’s wonders.