Staring at a bare Menora last night, millions of Jews around the world are wondering how to keep the special flame of Chanukah in their lives once the Menoras have been packed away.
Fortunately, Jewish wisdom teaches that the Hebrew word Chanukah is connected to the Hebrew word for education, 'Chinuch'.
We are able to access the Chanuka experience daily by internalizing what the festival is about. One core theme of the holiday that can easily be integrated into our daily routine is increasing gratitude.
In addition to the health benefits of doing so, starting your day in the office reflecting on some of the blessings in your life is a worthwhile investment for success on your job.
The self-made billionaire, John Paul Jones DeJoria, is just one example of successful people who credit their success to starting their day with practicing five minutes of gratitude.
For those new at practicing gratitude - print out these questions to reflect on daily before you even take a peek at your to-do list. To get the most from this ancient Jewish practice, try to experience how you feel about each of your answers as you think about them or even better, write them down.
Start benefiting from experiencing more gratitude in your life and allow the the lights of Chanukah to light up your day throughout the winter.
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