Thursday, November 22, 2007

Like gentle rain ...


Loving God,
let the gratitude
we know today
seep like a gentle rain
into the lives and hearts
of all people we meet
in your world
and at your table.
—The Blessing Candles:58 Simple Mealtime Prayer-Celebrations

Let the gratitude we feel on this day of thanksgiving be energetically multiplied throughout the entire world, resonating in every part of creation. Fill your heart with grace and gratitude - we have so much to be thankful for! - fill it to overflowing, and then let that energy flow out from you, cascading from every part of your being. Do you see it? Can you feel it?

Let its power and energy fill every footstep you take, leaving an imprint of thankfulness. Let it flow to each person you meet or see (remember to smile!). Send the energy of gratitude into the universe, filling the world with love, hope and thankfulness. Let our collective energy of gratitude dispel the dark energy of those who promote fear and hopelessness in this world.

In our gratitude, let us remember to thank God for our very breath, for the beat of our hearts, for the blood that fills our veins. Let us give thanks for the unconditional Love of our blessed Lord and for the acceptance of our human imperfections. And let us remember to say our thanks to each of our loved ones and to those who are part of our journey and who leave their footprints on our lives. Remember, too, our soldiers and all who strive for peace and freedom to fill the world.

Thank you for your friendship and for your supportive comments. May you recognize God's abundant blessings in your lives each day and may you share those blessings with all of His creation and fill the universe with love and peace.



Rose said...

Rose, I missed your post yesterday as I made my blog rounds very early in the morning. I am glad though that I found it today. Your post and the graceful, beautiful music on your blog have given me such a feeling of peace today. Thank you.


C├ęcile said...

Rose thank you for the reminder of what the holiday is about. I'm thankful to have my sons here and a bit sorry that we are leaving in a week, but I must remember that i love my home in Duluth and am thankful for what I have there, friends, comfort, ease of living and family not too far away. Maybe even snow?

Britt-Arnhild said...

Your photo and words - soooo beautiful.

Maureen said...

Ah, Rose. Beautiful photo- is that one from your garden? Lovely words as always too.

Amber said...

What a beautiful sentiment, Rose! Namaste!

Lynn said...

Beautiful, Rose. Just like you and your soul. You are so beloved to me, I wish I could express it well enough. You ARE a sister in my heart.

LADY LUXIE said...

"An imprint of thankfulness..."

I will remember that....

so inspiring...thank you.