Monday, November 20, 2006

Thanksgiving Blessing

This is the blessing from our Thanksgiving yoga classes during the past week. Each year, I look for a new Thanksgiving blessing to share with you ... and each year, invariably, I come back to this one. It is from W.E.B. Du Bois, the tireless civil rights leader and author.




Give us thankful hearts ... in this the season of Thy Thanksgiving. May we be thankful for health and strength, for sun and rain and peace. Let us seize the day and the opportunity and strive for that greatness of spirit that measures life not by its disappointments but by its possibilities, and let us ever remember that true gratitude and appreciation shows itself neither in independence nor satisfaction, but passes the gift joyfully on in larger and better form.


Feeling Blessed? Here's more on gratitude from our Yoga classes over the years ...


Click here for the Gratitude Savasana and Energy Bridge instruction: Thanksgiving Yoga ~ A Blessing, Part 1

Click here for another beautiful blessing that guided our meditation at the end of one Thanksgiving Yoga class: Thanksgiving Yoga ~ A Blessing, Part 2

And, for a beautiful poem of Gratitude from Harriett Kofalk that served as the foundation of another Thanksgiving Day Yoga practice click: I Give Thanks

And, here The Buddha explains why we should be thankful, click: So, Let Us All Be Thankful


May you have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving ...

Namasté


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