Let’s start with the people we love
and those who love us,
thankful they are in our lives
obliging us to open our hearts.
Let open hearts embrace the Earth,
the sea and soil and stars,
blessed by bold beauty,
the bounty of being.
Then with hearts open to beauty
let us embrace the arts
and the generation of learning
that we should have wisdom.
Let what wisdom we have,
wan and wanting, lead us to
strive so the seventh generation
hence can live more fully.
It is in that work, and that alone,
that we can express our thankful spirit.
May we make it so.
For the opening to make it
so, let us be truly grateful.