Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanks


For the expanding grandeur of Creation, worlds known and unknown, galaxies beyond galaxies, filling us with awe and challenging our imaginations: We give thanks this day.

For this fragile planet earth, its times and tides, its sunsets and seasons: We give thanks this day.

For the joy of human life, its wonders and surprises, its hopes and achievements: We give thanks this day.

For our human community, our common past and future hope, our oneness transcending all separation, our capacity to work for peace and justice in the midst of hostility and oppression: We give thanks this day.

For high hopes and noble causes, for faith without fanaticism, for understanding of views not shared: We give thanks this day.

For all who have labored and suffered for a fairer world, who have lived so that others might live in dignity and freedom: We give thanks this day.

For human liberty and sacred rites; for opportunities to change and grow, to affirm and choose: We give thanks this day. We pray that we may live not by our fears but by our hopes, not by our words but by our deeds.

O. Eugene Pickett, Former President, Unitarian Universalist Association

12 comments:

PI said...

Well put like that of course - it makes sense.

Doug said...

Are you talking to yourself again, TLP?

Happy Thanksgiving

Logophile said...

I LOVE that.
I'll give thanks for that.
Happy Turkey day TLP

AP3 said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

You got all serious and sh*t.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Pretty nifty. Nice find, Sis.

kenju said...

I like that too, Tan Lucy! I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Quilldancer said...

For our ability to share our joys and our sorrows, we give thanks. You are one of the joys we are thankful for, TLP. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

O'Ceallaigh & The Quill

Libby said...

happy thanksgiving to you all~! and thanks for giving us this as a reminder at the end of a huge day!

lime said...

amen!

i hope you and your family had a wonderful day.

G said...

In this crazy old world, still much to be thankful for so I'll join you in giving thanks.

Hope you and the Pez family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Minka said...

This world always holds surprises, good things and humanity. It is good that we have at leats one day that reminds us to focus on just that!
My hope is that one day an average thursdya might inspire the smae type of thinking within all of us!

tsduff said...

What a wonderful world. Love this post - both picture and words. It is a post for every day. Thank you TLP.