Week of November 24, 2019

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.