We give thanks for all who have enriched our lives with their presence;
may we honor them by always being present for others.
We give thanks for those who selflessly serve in our armed forces,
for the quiet sacrifices of their family and friends
and for those who witness for peace and work to end the conflicts of war.
We are thankful for the tears of the poor
and their example of fortitude in the daily struggle to live
and for those that extend a handkerchief
and offer a vision of hope and a pathway to advancement.
We are thankful for our rich abundance
and the blessed spirit that leads us to generously share it with others.
We are thankful for wise thoughtful teachers
and students that are eager to use that wisdom to better the world.
We are thankful for courageous truth tellers
and the hard truths they speak
and to people of good will that are open
and willing to listen and act on those truths.
We are thankful for the care givers
and their veneration of life
and to those who receive care
and fill the heart of the giver with fathomless gratitude.
We are thankful for people of humility and good will
and their blessed example of quiet service and grace.
We are thankful for children as an embodiment of our hopes
and the future flowering of our greatest aspirations.
We are thankful for our animal friends
and their example of trusted companionship
and unconditional love.
We are thankful for sobriety
and our ability to discern, see, discover
and experience the daily graces life confers upon us.
We are thankful for those who are no longer with us,
may our time on earth be a blessing to others as they were to us.
We are thankful to a higher power that keeps us right sized,
humble and grateful for one more day on life’s path.
Wishing All the Beloved a Grace Filled Happy Thanksgiving
Peace and Prayers
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