Monday, November 21, 2011

I give thanks

As we enter this Thanksgiving week, we at Earth Ministry are grateful for God's beautiful creation and everything that each of you does to protect and care for creation. Remembering these blessings, we offer this poem, "Awakening" by Harriet Kofalk.
in a moment of peace
I give thanks to the source of all peace

as I set forth
into the day
the birds sing
with new voices
and I listen
with new ears and give thanks

the flower called Angel's Trumpet
blows in the breeze
and I give thanks

my feet touch the grass
still wet with dew
and I give thanks
both to my mother earth
for sustaining my steps
and to the seas
cycling once again
to bring forth new life

the dewdrops
become jewelled
with the morning's sun-fire
and I give thanks

you can see forever
when the vision is clear
in this moment
each moment
I give thanks

May we give thanks each and every morning. A blessed thanksgiving to you this year!