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.