For Dragonflies
For Dragonflies

For dragonflies, butterflies,
Caterpillars on leaves,
Lizards, wild turkeys, and tigers and deer,
We give thanks!

For sunset and seashells
And starfish and sand,
Octopus, jellyfish, and hammerhead shark,
We give thanks!

For horses and kitties,
Small bunnies and dogs,
For babies and dogs,
And knowing we’re loved,
We give thanks!

—Gail Forsyth-Vail and the children of the North Parish of North Andover, Massachusetts

About the Author

  • Gail Forsyth-Vail is a Credentialed Religious Educator, Master Level. She served congregations for 22 years, then was part of the UUA Ministries and Faith Development staff from 2008-2019. She has written many curricula and resources, and received the Angus MacLean Award for Excellence in Religious Education in 2007.

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