Cat’s Bits for November 23, 2017: A Thought For Thanksgiving
Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Day USA
Nov. 25 Celtic Tree Month of Elder begins
“The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway-
Thanksgiving comes again!”
A Thought For Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving originally began as a harvest festival and has been celebrated off and on since around 1789. It became an acknowledged federal holiday around 1863 thanks to President Abraham Lincoln. Unfortunately somewhere along the way it has become one of those muddled holidays that seems to have lost it’s true purpose.
The sentiment behind Thanksgiving is gratitude. Being grateful for what you have and have accomplished in the past year. sharing old memories and creating new ones that culminate in reuniting and solidifying relationships with family and friends. Being grateful for the chance to spend another holiday together, as my mother always adds to the meal blessing. The following “Thought” is what I’m Thankful for. It’s an old one and if you have been following me for awhile it will be familiar to you. So the question is….. What are you thankful for?
On this day I Am Thankful.
I am thankful for being able to rise and greet the day when there are those who cannot.
I am thankful for my health and the health of my family when so many others are sick.
I am thankful for having a home when so many are homeless.
I am thankful for my family, friends and pets when so many spend their lives alone.
I am thankful for having a loving spouse when many live with abuse.
I am thankful for the food on my table when so many are starving.
I am thankful that my husband has a job when so many are out of work.
I am thankful to be able to take part in the adventure called life.
On this day I remember the importance of being thankful even when it seems like I have nothing to be thankful for.
On this day I give thanks for all that I have, for every tiny miracle.
On this day I acknowledge how blessed I really am and I give thanks to the people and events, both past and present, that have helped me to be the person I am today.
I am thankful.
Bright Blessings for a Magickal Week!
(C) LBolotin 2017
Laura (Cat) Bolotin has been following an eclectic pagan/spiritual path for over 25 years. She currently lives in Western Colorado where she enjoys communing with nature, desert crawling, belly dancing, nature photography, jewelry crafting and writing stuff she hopes will help others along their path. She is married and owned by 6 cats.
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