How do we recognize goodness? Hakarat hatov! This Jewish approach to mindfulness and gratitude is a terrific skillset you can build with your family.
Start with this video from our friends at BimBam.
Next, consider writing down why you’re grateful
Looking for more ways to express gratitude? These tips are terrific.
Gratitude is deeply connected to another Jewish concept, tefillah, or prayer. Jewish prayer is not about asking God for things, like a grocery list of requests. Tefillah is a reflexive verb, meaning that when we pray, we are actually “praying ourselves”. That doesn’t mean we pray TO ourselves! It means that we are going inward. In other words: Jewish prayer is more like a meditative introspection than begging for things you want.