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Meditations: “A Thanksgiving Meditation

Every day we experience hunger and yearning:

  • for food, for approval, for respect, for love,
  • for meaningful work, for any and enough work,
  • for home, for family, for friends,
  • for health, for healing, for hope,
  • for the departed, for the newly arrived,
  • for the green trees, for the cool clean waters,
  • for shade in the heat of the day, and for stars to light the velvet night.

Every day we are invited anew to be thankful:

  • for food, for approval, for respect, for love,
  • for meaningful work, for any and enough work,
  • for home, for family, for friends,
  • for health, for healing, for hope,
  • for the departed, for the newly arrived,
  • for the green trees, for the cool clean waters,
  • for shade in the heat of the day, and for stars to light the velvet night.

Our hearts beating in liberating flight, we soar in gratitude for all the gifts we have in this day, in this lifetime of being, and turn again to share this bounty with all that is. Amen and Blessed Be.

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Last updated on Friday, February 22, 2013.

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