For me, Thanksgiving is more than just another day on the calendar. It's a time to pause from the "work a day" world we live in, and to really and truly give thanks. This year I have joined in (via the Patchwork FaceBook page) a Thanksgiving challenge. The idea is to take time each and every day from November 1st through the 30th, and say thank you for something.
It might sound easy to you, and if you're in the habit of giving thanks daily it might be simple enough. However, if you're not the kind of person to say thank you as a habit, it can truly be a challenge. Most days I find it easy to think of something to be thankful for, but there are occasionally moments that I struggle.
I invite all of you to join me over on FaceBook, sharing what you're thankful for. I hope you'll participate in your own home, even if not online. It puts the holiday of Thanksgiving into a bit more perspective. While you're in the process of planning your feast for your day off, consider the fact that you have food... shelter... an internet connection that lets you touch other people... and that you're alive and kicking. As the saying goes, "Life is a privilege denied to many."
To the All, The One, the Many, and everything in between,
We thank you!
Thank you for our lives, for our food, for our day's work and rest.
Thank you for our children, our parents, our friends, and our neighbors.
Thank you for those who stand between us and harm's way,
and keep them safe while we say thank you to them, as well.
May the blessings of my gods and yours touch us, all of us.
Amen. So mote it be.