The "Shehekianu" blessing is one that is said whenever one is experiencing something special, for the first time ever, or for the first time in a season.  I think part of learning to feel gratitude is to recognize just how often we have these moments and how often we should consider saying this blessing.


Each day is a new moment

A gift

A revelation

I’ve never seen it before

And I will never see it again

It is a first



The challenge is to remember that

To live each day

In wonder

In amazement

In awe

Thank you, God,

For bringing this day

Full of possibility

And wonder

May I appreciate it

As the blessing it truly is