To all who are up in pre-dawn hours to cook for the upcoming feast, Salut! My Thanksgiving thought #4 comes from Meister Eckhart: "If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice." Amen. Happy Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving thought #3. Ralph Waldo Emerson: "I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new." Exactly. Now, time to prepare for tomorrow's feast. Happy day.
Thanksgiving thought #2. When you look around the world to see good people suffering unjustly it is astonishing to consider how much misery, unhappiness and pain that i have been spared. And, for that, i am grateful.
Thanksgiving Week ushers in my annual contemplation on gratitude. For many reasons, this year has been a study in learning to accept and appreciate both the good things and the seemingly bad ones. This Ralph Waldo Emerson quote has never been far from my side: "Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”