Why do stories begin "once upon a time"? A true story emanates from one, a state above time.
The Torah is a storybook – your story, from the moment that you were conceived in the mind of God.
Stories are for children. All children stories have a happy ending. God is our storyteller.
To feel oneself a child or servant of God comes from the revealed dimension of the Torah.
To feel oneself God's spouse, as in The Song of Songs, comes from the inner dimension of the Torah.
To thank God for giving us life and livelihood is living by His statutes, in thought, word, and deed.