Tag: thanks

Iroquois prayer of thanks

We return thanks to our mother, the earth, which sustains us. We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water. We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases. We return thanks to the… Continue Reading “Iroquois prayer of thanks”

early morning turkeys and gratitude

Yesterday as I circled around the neighborhood to my daughter’s boyfriend’s home, I happened upon my first flock of autumn turkeys crossing the road.  In spite of a dreary rainy day, I captured a few photos then sat in the car and observed them… Continue Reading “early morning turkeys and gratitude”

lessons shared with my daughter

Today, my sweet baby girl sheds another year and gracefully takes the next few steps on her life’s journey.  There are days when I’m sure she wishes she could take a few leaps forward and be out in the big, wide world, and there… Continue Reading “lessons shared with my daughter”

this season, let’s thanks-give

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.  ~W.J. Cameron Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.  ~Robert Caspar Lintner If you have been following me for awhile, you know that I am a believer in “just be”–not going… Continue Reading “this season, let’s thanks-give”

86,400 seconds: have you used one to say “thank you?”

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say “thank you?”  ~William A. Ward When I first read this quote, I quickly thought, “Ugh, that one sounds like it comes from the front of a greeting card.”  I… Continue Reading “86,400 seconds: have you used one to say “thank you?””

we give thanks this day

For the expanding grandeur of Creation, worlds known and unknown, galaxies beyond galaxies, filling us with awe and challenging our imaginations: We give thanks this day. For this fragile planet earth, its times and tides, its sunsets and seasons: We give thanks this day.… Continue Reading “we give thanks this day”

giving thanks for Richard Blanco’s “One Today”

There have been times in my life when the written word has captured such truth, honesty, and hope that I have been brought to tears–Monday was one of them.  Richard Blanco’s inaugural poem “One Today” was planted in my soul on Monday, and so… Continue Reading “giving thanks for Richard Blanco’s “One Today””

prayers learned in the garden (aka gratitude for anne lamott)

I wrote this meditation awhile back and as a part of my meditation time on Thanksgiving this morning, it revisited me.   Help me, help me, help me. Thank you, thank you, thank you. ~Two prayers by Anne Lamott One morning, I headed out… Continue Reading “prayers learned in the garden (aka gratitude for anne lamott)”

a garden meditation for Thanksgiving

Garden Meditation by Rev. Max Coots Let us give thanks for a bounty of people. For children who are our second planting, and though they  grow like weeds and the wind too soon blows them away, may  they forgive us our cultivation and fondly… Continue Reading “a garden meditation for Thanksgiving”

the secret of time

Giving thanks for the moment is the only way to glimpse eternity. ~Modern meditation from Seville, Spain

early morning turkeys and thoughts on Thanksgiving

Today begins my favorite season: Thanksgiving.  While I try to live a life of gratitude all year long,  it has been my tradition to celebrate the “season” of  Thanksgiving starting November 1.  I am reposting this one from last Spring because it seemed like… Continue Reading “early morning turkeys and thoughts on Thanksgiving”

86,400 seconds: will you use one to say “thank you?”

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say “thank you?”  ~William A. Ward When I first read this quote, I quickly thought, “Ugh, that one sounds like it comes from the front of a greeting card.”  I… Continue Reading “86,400 seconds: will you use one to say “thank you?””

harvest time

It’s harvest time, It’s harvest time, How rich is nature’s yield In fruit of earth And bush and tree, From orchard, farm and field. It’s autumn time, It’s autumn time, When leaves turn gold and red. In smiling sky And land and sea God’s… Continue Reading “harvest time”

simple gratitude

When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and your strength. Give thanks for your food and give thanks for the joy of living. And if you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured… Continue Reading “simple gratitude”