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Giving Thanks

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


You Tube Music Video:

Shirley Horn, Here’s To Life

November 25, 2009 - Posted by | holiday, love, seasons | , ,

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