Today, in the United States, it is Thanksgiving Day. Many families will gather to stuff themselves silly, watch football, relax, argue, share stories, clean, prepare to go shopping for what is now “Black Thursday Night into Black Friday”….
…and there are many who will go without today, whether they were devastated by our recent storms on the East Coast, are destitute without jobs &/or homes, or their friends & family have passed on. Then there is the great suffering and pain that is going out in the Middle East, and war torn Darfur, and so many other parts of OUR world.
The prayer above is for them today. I have been saying it for myself since meeting with a spiritual leader, as I’ve felt the above, and feel the above. But…today, I’m hoping to send out strength to others, whether they know it or not, because it is all I can do. Is it enough? Not really, but I do hope that everyone who is suffering finds some inner strength to go on. Not just today.
Here is one things I’d like to share:
Giving thanks, being appreciative, should not be just this time of the year. This day. We should live it every day.
December should not be the only time we wish “Peace on Earth” and “Good will to ALL men”. Again, if we truly believed it, lived it, cared, extended ourselves all year round, not just one month a year, or one day a week…what a different world we’d live in.
Find strength every day, give thanks every day, and let’s wish for Peace on Earth and extend good will to all men every day.
Posted on November 22, 2012, in Caring, Fear, Friends, Grief, Healing, Inspiration, Love, Meditations, Mindfulness, Prayers, Spiritual, Support and tagged Black Friday, Commercialism, compassion, concern, coping, Darfur, depression, Football, giving thanks, Hammas, love, mental health, Middle East, Tel Aviv, Thanksgiving. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.