This year–perhaps more than in recent years–we need to stop our daily routine in order to break bread together in peace and with love. Here’s a traditional Iroquois Thanksgiving Prayer to contemplate at this time:
We return thanks to our mother, the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to the sun, that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in Whom is embodied all goodness, and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.
May you find joy in family, friends and community this Thanksgiving.