Thursday, 22 November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving America

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. 
Johannes A. Gaertner

Happy Thanksgiving to all my online friends in America.  We do not celebrate Thanksgiving here in South Africa but it is a reminder for me to live daily with an attitude of gratitude.
A year ago I wrote a post on Thanksgiving and so much has happened since then.  So to add to that list, I am thankful for:
Challenges to keep me writing
The opportunity to meet other bloggers from around the world
Posts to read that share knowledge, sincerity and love
The chance to make a difference in a crazy world

My contribution to your celebrations is a little thanksgiving prayer and a video:

For forests tall and oceans deep
For canyons wide and mountains steep
For sunset skies of pink and gold
For every sunrise we behold

For Winter's snow and springtime's thaw
For Summer's warmth and Autumn's awe
For roofs that keep the rain away
For walls that hold it all at bay

For work that puts food on the table
For health and rest to keep us able
For friends and family around us
For years to come, may they surround us

For soldiers fighting for our peace
For days to come when wars may cease
For hope, so burdens won't enslave us
For thy forgiveness which will save us

For feast, and those with whom we share it
For loving hands that did prepare it
For all that makes this life worth living
We take this time on this Thanksgiving

To bow our heads and bend a knee
And pause to look around and see
For all that was, is, and shall be
We have none to thank, Oh Lord, but thee.


Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.
Robert Caspar Lintner

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