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Thanks for this day ♥

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For the expanding grandeur of Creation,
worlds known and unknown,
galaxies beyond galaxies,
filling us with awe and challenging our imaginations:

We give thanks this day.

For this fragile planet earth,
its times and tides, its sunsets and seasons:

We give thanks this day.

For the joy of human life,
its wonders and surprises, its hopes and achievements:

We give thanks this day.

For our human community,
our common past and future hope,
our oneness transcending all separation,
our capacity to work for peace and justice in the midst of hostility and oppression:

We give thanks this day.

For high hopes and noble causes, for faith without fanaticism,
for understanding of views not shared:

We give thanks this day.

For all who have labored and suffered for a fairer world,
who have lived so that others might live in dignity and freedom:

We give thanks this day.

For human liberty and sacred rites;
for opportunities to change and grow, to affirm and choose:

We give thanks this day.

We pray that we may live not by our fears but by our hopes,
not by our words but by our deeds.

We give thanks this day

~ by O. Eugene Pickett


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Comments (4)

nancyhol:

What beautiful photos, Anne!

And the Thanks for the Day is lovely.

Anne:

Thanks Nancy :) The first two were taken the day of this entry - I was on my back deck looking at the beauty of the nature surrounding me, so alive and rich, and was struck with an overwhelming feeling of appreciation for living where I do! The flowers and pond are in the Public Gardens in Halifax. Sara and I were there a couple weeks ago, sharing mom/daughter time...and ice cream! :)

Beautiful poem and photos!

Anne:

Thanks Annie, one of the things I like about this wonderful poem is that it speaks to everyone, I think, regardless of faith. I love taking photos of nature...can't wait to capture some of Newfoundland on camera this summer!

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