We have this special day each year to concentrate on the blessings that flow through our lives. And we return those blessings to family, friends and the larger community by kind thoughts and acts.
Even keeping a positive attitude blesses others as the feeling is picked up by those crossing our path each day. Letís use Thanksgiving Day as a starting point to show we really are grateful for natureís bounty by conserving our resources for now and future generations. Isnít it our responsibility as earthís stewards to keep what we have in good shape and flourishing for all?
In thanksgiving for earthís bounty
Iíll do my best to conserve natural resources.
To show thankfulness for blessings of family and friends
Iíll be kind each step along the way.
To grow in thankfulness
Iíll meditate upon the true gifts Iíve received
And contemplate how these treasures can be spread.
By being thankful Iíll be thoughtful
Caring, sharing myself with those in need
I pray to the giver behind all gifts
That I may always be thankful for what I am given.
Decorate your altar for the holiday, perhaps with an orange, golden yellow or cranberry candle. Burn your favorite incense.
Sit up straight and close your eyes and begin even and regular breathing in a measured pattern such as one count to breathe in, one count to breathe out, one count to breathe in, and continuing on with this pattern during your meditation. After establishing your rhythmic breathing, let go of the counting and continue the pattern throughout your meditation.
Contemplate the meaning of Thanksgiving Day in your life. Is this an opportunity to be with family and friends in appreciation for this group of people in your life? How can you show others you care about them? When you feel thankful how does your energy level change? Do you feel inspired and energized?
Take a moment to give an appreciation for the bounty of your family and friends in addition to your special meal.
To finish your meditation take a deep breath in and slowly release it. Open your eyes and write down any new insights in your meditation journal. Stretch out and enthusiastically go on with your day.
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