Blessing of Gratitude

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Blessed are You, Eternal One our God, who brings us the unexpected blessing.

Thank You for the beauty of the natural world, as small and available as a dandelion.

Thank you for water, for its blessing as it replenishes us.

Thank you for the parts of my body that work. Help me to continue to appreciate that miracle.

Thank you for the fellowship of animals, for the friendly dog and the familiar cool glare of the neighbor cat.

Thank you for fish, so slippery and mysterious.

Thank you for friends who travel alongside me.

Thank you for mentors who show me the way.

Thank you for the questions that press me forward, and for the answers that still elude me.

Thank You for morning light; thank you for the relief of dusk.

Thank you for mystery, and for sweetness, and for the relief of sleep.


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Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, granny, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at and teaches at Jewish Gateways in Albany, CA.

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