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A Thanks – Giving Reflection

November 25, 2021

As I reflect on the blessings of this day… the blessings of family, friends who are family, and those who have touched my life through the years… I am very grateful. I wish for you, dear reader, the blessings of this day… I am also reminded that every day should be a day of thanks-giving. ♥️🍁

These words from two spiritual mentors of mine touched my heart and I hope that they do the same for you.

In Your presence, O God, we make our Sacrament of Thanksgiving.

We begin with the simple things of our days:
Fresh air to breathe,
Cool water to drink,
The taste of food,
The protection of houses and clothes,
The comforts of home.

For all these we make an act of Thanksgiving this day!

We bring to mind all the warmth of humankind that we have known:Our mothers’ arms,
The strength of our fathers,
The playmates of our childhood,
The wonderful stories brought to us from the lives of many who
talked of days gone by when fairies and giants and diverse kinds
of magic held sway;
The tears we have shed, the tears we have seen;
The excitement of laughter and the twinkle in the eye with
its reminder that life is good.

For all these we make an act of Thanksgiving this day. (Meditations of the Heart)

To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us – and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him. Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference. (Thoughts in Solitude)

One Comment
  1. Wishing you and Denise a very happy Thanksgiving day. May it be filled with love, beauty, and good food. 🍂🍁🌾🍁🌻🦃 Hugs & love to you.

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