Tifereth Israel Synagogue is partnering with Days of Gratitude to help us lift our blessings and build our resilience in the face of the pandemic and current challenges.
Days of Gratitude is a free, six-month-long journey to notice — and give gratitude for — the unnoticed blessings in our lives, increasing resilience and hope at a time when we need them most.
Every month between December 2020 and April 2021, you will receive a set of activities, prompts, and inspiration to guide you through a three-day gratitude journey, helping you notice and celebrate the blessings in your life.
Days of Gratitude will culminate in May with a worldwide celebration of gratitude, in the seven days leading up to Shavuot.
December / Tevet – Start to Notice: See the unseen and notice the unnoticed
To live a life grounded in Hakarat Hatov — gratitude — we must heighten our awareness and recognize that which surrounds us.
Over the coming three days we invite you to deepen your attention and begin noticing the unnoticed.
Visit Days of Gratitude to see more, engage in activities, and uplift your soul.
Day 1: Who Opens the Eyes of the Blind
Today we begin our gratitude journey with focusing on our ability to notice and pay attention.
How do we open our eyes to that which we have not noticed before? How do we draw our attention to all that is around and inside us that is sometimes taken for granted?
By practicing noticing, we will be able to show gratitude in ways we haven’t before.
Day 2: Who Gives the Rooster the Understanding to Distinguish Between Day and Night
Today we continue our gratitude journey with celebrating our ability to differentiate and distinguish.
How does sharpening distinctions help us notice more deeply? How might the ability to differentiate cultivate our ability to recognize nuance and uniqueness.
It is through this remarkable ability that we will be able to give gratitude to the gifts that surround us.