At Jewish Senior Life, as we anticipate Yom Kippur, The Jewish Day of Atonement, memories of our parents and our children intermingle. From an early age, we teach our children to wake up saying, modeh ani lefanecha, I am grateful to you, G-d, for the fact that I woke up, that I am alive to see another day, for the wonderful blessings in my life and for my relationship with You. Since my childhood I was taught that we should wake up with a deep and profound sense of gratitude, appreciation, and thanks for our lives. How we begin our day has an enormous impact on how our day will unfold. This coming Yom Kippur is a day characterized by forgiveness. But we must not forget to be grateful.