The melody that emerged this morning as I drove to work highlighted the word "Atah." Atah means "are you"-- Baruch Atah, Blessed are You, and I like to think a point of connection between me and the Ineffable, between me and the Divine, between me and the Shechinah, between me and God.

I needed to feel that connection today because I knew that a hard day at work was ahead of me, and sure enough, it was a difficult as I expected. I finished the day totally spent and discouraged.

Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Chey Ha-Olamim hanoten layef koach. Blessed are You, the Renewing One, Our God, Life of All the Worlds, who gives strength to the weary.

Blessed are You, the Loving One, My God, who accompanies even me in my weariness.