On Monday, we marked the first day of the Jewish calendar year, and together we committed ourselves to practicing an attitude of gratitude and renew a sense of daily awe in our lives. In my sermon, I assigned some homework for these Ten Days of Awe (the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur).
Our task is to make a daily account of something for which we are grateful. This can take the form on a journal entry, a text, a prayer, or a letter. Whatever form we may choose to use, let us formally express our gratitude at least once a day.
I pray that this exercise in expressing gratitude will serve as a powerful catalyst in enabling us to appreciate the blessings that surround us every day. In this way, we can usher in a sweet and fulfilling 5783.