Thanksgiving Wishes

I wanted to take a moment and wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving.  This past year has been an exciting yet nauseating roller coaster ride for me, and it’s one of those things where you feel torn between saying, “Get me the hell out of here!” or “Let’s do that again!!”.

Whatever the decision may be, I offer you all this Thanksgiving Prayer, and I pray that you spend …err, I mean share….this day with the people in your life that matter most to you.  I hope you are where you want to be in heart, in mind, in body and most importantly, in soul.

May God bless you on this special day, and may your holiday season be joyous and wonderful.

Lord,

You grant us life and implore us to set off on a journey, a journey which we undertake in your name and with your guidance.  We press forward knowing that life, and all its wonderful experiences, are found in this journey, and that although all our individuals paths will vary, our ultimate destination is your kingdom in Heaven.

So as we sit and prepare to feast on this banquet which you have so lovingly granted us, we thank you not only for this food, but also for everything else you have allowed us to experience on this great journey of ours.  Not just the peaks, but also the valleys.  Not just the sunshine, but also the rain.  Not just the moments of happiness, fulfillment and joy, but also the darkness, sorrow and despair.  For it is in the good times that we feel you most, and it is in the bad times that we need you most.  And it is in the journey that we live, learn and love. And it is in loving that we celebrate this life which you have granted us.

For this and for all things you have created, we thank you.

Amen.

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