Omer Day 40

“For You created my innermost parts, You sheltered me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks that I am a child of awe and wonder”


Do you remember what it was like to view the world with wonder? To get excited by the simplest of things and to be in total awe of what may seem now as mundane? You once were a child of awe and wonder, and this psalm is telling you that you still are.

It’s hard for us to access awe and wonder when we are bogged down by tasks, by responsibilities, by fears, by discipline, by chaos. But what you should know is that once you decide you want to access it, it doesn’t take long.

Look around you. What brings you joy? What makes you laugh? What makes you go “wow?” What peaks your interest? What do you want to know more about? These questions will help you get to know that child within you again. The child that is filled with awe and wonder. Ask yourself these questions, answer them, and then dive in. Swim in the sea of awe and wonder for a minute, an hour, a day…

The child in me sees the child in you. I love you!

Rabbi Gabi