I have shared before a blessing my former colleague Jennifer Wright once sent to me. I can’t think of a better prayer for this day; it expresses well my wish for all of you as we celebrate this Thanksgiving Day.
May you be with people you love.
May you eat tasty, satisfying food that has been prepared with love and with laughter.
May you reach out to someone outside your immediate circle to share your blessings.
May you be overwhelmed with gratitude for the bounty that you have received.
May you be aware of the depths of your roots in your family and your past and of the infinite potential of your future.
May you repose in utter trust in God’s love for you and God’s amazing, overflowing, creatively stunning intention for good for all of God’s creation.
As I prepare to celebrate this holiday with my family, I wish you and yours a blessed and happy Thanksgiving Day.
And, as you gather with family and friends, I hope you will take some time to revel in gratitude at all of the many gifts that you have been given, and to remember the source of all you are and all you have.