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Posted by Lydia Schultz on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, In : Reimagining Prayers 

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

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Bird Songs and Comfort

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Thursday, August 11, 2016, In : Reimagining Prayers 

This poem is loosely based on the Hebrew prayer traditionally said upon waking -- Modah Ani.  The focus of the prayer is gratitude to G-d for life and for waking to a new day.

Birdsongs and Comfort

Upon my waking

The pale light of dawn filters through the trees and curtains

Bird songs fill the air

Wrapped in a blanket of comfort and love 

With you by my side

In the still of the morning –

Modah ani –

I am grateful

For the gentle reminders 

That the world can be—

That I can be—

As those birds


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Lydia Schultz I want to work on dreaming, making, reworking, sharing, and exploring poetry. I am both revisiting my older work while struggling to create new pieces.
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