Every morning, a set of 15 blessings is recited to express our thanks to God for all the things that we, as healthy human beings, are capable of doing.

Ba’ruch Ah’tah Ah’doh’nai Eh’lo’hay’nu Melech ha’o’lam ha’maychin mitz’a’day ga’ver.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who makes firm the steps of man.

This blessing could be seen in two ways. On a basic level, we need to thank God for our ability to walk. From a more philosophical viewpoint, we need to thank God for helping us live our lives, make choices, and move toward success.

–Translation reproduced with permission from The Koren Sacks Siddur,
© Koren Publishers Jerusalem Ltd.