Thanksgiving, a time to Count our Blessings.

I am thankful for breath.  I am thankful that my lungs can breathe in fully and exhale deeply, allowing this breath to touch every cell of my being;

I am thankful for health. That,  as I walk in nature, I can hear twigs crack beneath my feet while breathing in the scent of flowers; I am thankful when I walk along the ocean shore, I can hear the cry of the gulls and breathe in the scent of sand and ocean;

I am thankful that I am able to decorate my home with scents of pine and cinnamon and place ornaments and nativity sets amidst the photos of smiling family members reflecting the years past and remembering the love we share.

I am thankful for my son and his family who will share Thanksgiving with my husband, myself, and my dad; I am thankful  for my daughter and her family who live in New Hampshire, and I am delighted they are creating their family traditions that their children will cherish.

I am thankful for my spiritual family at Unity of Fort Pierce; for all the love that I feel when I drive onto our beautiful property and walk through the doors.

I am thankful for Unity Principles, I am thankful for the teachings of Jesus;  I am thankful for evolution; for science; for advancing technology; I am thankful for music; for favorite television programs; for popcorn; for chocolates; for silky scarves; for new shiny shoes;

Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving be celebrated the last Thursday in November; a time to be thankful for the bounty of the earth amidst the strive of civil unrest.  I am thankful that I live in a county that allows me to live in freedom; the freedom to be thankful.

I am thankful for every experience, especially the challenges,  for I know it is through those challenges that it dawned in me, that there is another way to live;  a way to live where I am Present and can be thankful for all that is before me in this moment.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Rev Janice


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