52 WEEKS OF THANKFULNESS – WEEK 8

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BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.

I invite you to come and join me on this pilgrimage to change the world through thankfulness.  Perhaps if enough of us join together we can change the negative climate that exists and is overtaking our planet. Together we can move our fellow citizens of to a better, higher and finer place.

At the end of the post you will find a link up frog and I hope you will join me on this venture and once a week write a post and link up to others and share what you are thankful for this week.

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It is that time of the year in New Jersey when the produce is bursting from the farmer’s market stands and is filled with such flavor.  The aroma and the beauty of the tomatoes and peaches fills my heart with such gratitude to be alive and relishing this bounty.

Earth who gives to us this food.

Sun who makes it ripe and good.

Dearest Earth and Dearest Sun.

We’ll not forget what you have done

Christian Morgenstern

 

I hope that by writing these posts that we will move together beyond thankfulness into appreciation. Because appreciation for the moments and things for which we give thanks requires us to be mindful of our lives. If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, it will be enough (Meister Echart).

Thank you for joining me today,
bernadette

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PRAYER FOR 2016

Every Tuesday Two Writing Teachers provide an opportunity to share your writing.
Every Tuesday Two Writing Teachers provide an opportunity to share your writing.

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Dear Spirit, Holy Creator,

As I gaze upon this last moon of 2015

my heart is filled with prayer.

I pray that I and my fellow brothers and sisters

will contemplate this same beautiful moon

and our hearts will become enchanted.

The enchantment will fill our hearts with love

for ourselves and for all our fellow citizens of this planet.

I pray that this enchantment will last through all of 2016.

I pray that it will cause us to look up at each other

with awe and love,

and prevent our gaze from looking down upon each other

with anger and hate.

My prayers for us,

Bernadette

THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY – A THANKSGIVING PRAYER

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A Prayer for Thanksgiving
By Maya Angelou

Father, Mother, God
Thank you for your presence
During the hard and mean days.
For then we have you to lean upon.

Thank you for your presence
During the bright and sunny days
For then we can share that which we have
With those who have less.

And thank you for your presence
During the Holy Days, for then we are able
To celebrate you and our families
And our friends.

For those who have no voice,
We ask you to speak.
For those who feel unworthy,
We ask you to pour your love out
In waterfalls of tenderness.

For those who live in pain,
We ask you to bathe them
In the river of your healing.

For those who are lonely, we ask
You to keep them company.

For those who are depressed,
We ask you to shower upon them
The light of hope.

Dear Creator, You, the borderless
Sea of substance, we ask you to give to all the
World that which we need most — Peace.