Friday, November 28, 2008

Belated Thanksgiving Wishes!

I'm a day late wishing everyone a Blessed Thanksgiving. I was down at my parents, and returned too late. My, but my family can TALK! :-)

What am I thankful for? Family and friends, of course; strength and good health (sort of); joy and passion; food and a warm home; hope for a better day in America; endless opportunties for education and expansion of consciousness; endless opportunities for creative expression, and political expression; variable weather; plants and animals, sky and soil, grass and sea; the first blue of dawn and the depth of twilight; and you.

What do I worry about? War, hate, lies that impact the world, crime, pain, loss of hope, voiceless victims, and unpunished victors. From the dawn of time, we have possessed an endless capacity to love, to laugh and bring joy. We have also possessed an equal capacity to hate, fear, and exercise our selfishness. We have stolen from each other, and pushed each other away. We have fought each other on every continent, and keep finding more reasons to do so.

I pray that next Thanksgiving the light will have pushed back the darkness, not just in the words of any victor who happens to be telling the tale, but in the hearts of all.

Blessings to you.


Esther Garvi said...

Thanksgiving is not a Swedish holiday, and so I've only celebrated it these past two years. I love it though! There can never be enough of reminding oneself of all the precious people that is around oneself, of all the quality moments that one has throughout the days and of one's hopes for the future!

Best wishes from Africa,

CoyoteFe said...

Halllooo, Esther!

Yes - there is much to be thankful in our lives. We have only to open our eyes! How did you come to celebrate Thanksgiving? And, did you cook your dinner in your solar cooker?