TEST TIDBITS—A POEM FOR THANKSGIVING
The following is a poem written by Dolores LA Chapelle and is found in a book of poems entitled, Earth Prayers From Around The world, edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon. Thanksgiving is a perfect time for us to thank God for his creation and to remember that it will continue to sustain us, IF we care for it.
We give-away our thanks to the earth
which gives us our home.
We give-away our thanks to the rivers and lakes
which give-away their water.
We give-away our thanks to the trees
which give away fruit and nuts.
We give-away our thanks to the wind
which brings rain to water the plants.
We give-away our thanks to the sun
who gives-away warmth and light.
All beings on earth: the trees, the animals, the wind
and the rivers give-away to one another
so all is in balance.
We give-away our promise to begin to learn
how to stay in balance with all the earth.
May you have a wonderful thanksgiving full of family, friends and fellowship.