Thanksgiving Blessings

A day set aside for giving thanks,
A fitting way to voice our appreciation,
A wonderful loving thing to do
Expressing a prayer of gratitude.

Rediscover your sense of awe–
Heeding the words of Meister Eckhart,
“If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life
Is thank you, that would suffice.”

I AM SO GRATEFUL for gratitude, a magical magnet.
A natural expression of a loving heart,
The power of gratitude recharges our souls,
In giving thanks we help heal the world
And increase our abundance of blessings unknown.

I AM SO GRATEFUL for the ritual of Thanksgiving.
Our forefathers hunted wild game and planted the land,
Loading their tables with the bounties of the earth,
Remembering that first meal shared by the Pilgrims and Indians
Reminds us that giving thanks has long been the way.

I AM SO GRATEFUL for savory foods on Turkey Day.
Stuffing prepared with apples and raisins,
Cranberries gleaming atop a table set with white linen,
Spiced pumpkin pie fragrant and flaky–
One day is not enough to count all our blessings.

I AM SO GRATEFUL for prayer.
The Serenity prayer encourages acceptance,
A higher power leads us, guides us, and directs us,
Grandmother Earth provides protection and nourishment
With enough for the entire world to live together in peace.

I AM SO GRATEFUL for a fitting time to express gratitude.
We bow our heads in silent prayer,
Remembering our loved ones far away,
For freedom, friends and work we do well,
Thankful we have lived yet another year.

Source by Eileen Bodoh

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