Morning Blessings for a New Day
Blessings play a central role in Judaism. The Talmud (part of our sacred literature) instructs us to say 100 every day! Numbers in Judaism are always symbolic, so Rabbi Meir simply wants us to be God-conscious all day. By blessing something, we "elevate" it from the mundane to an action or object used in the service of God, and we acknowledge that the Divine flows through everything we do. Each morning "observant" Jews offer a series of blessings to God as we begin our day. People of all faiths, however, may find that saying these blessings - or some form of them - with kavvanah (heartfelt intention) will change the way you move through your day.