Kathy Donchak

Sunday Letter: Gratitude

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Sunday Letter: Gratitude

We return thanks to our mother, the earth, which sustains us.

We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water.

We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.

We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters, the beans and squashes, which give us life.

We return thanks to the wind, which, moving the air has banished diseases.

We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.

We return thanks to the sun, that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.

Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in whom is embodied all goodness, and who directs all things for the good of his children.

"IROQUOIS PRAYER", Earth Prayers: 365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations from Around the World Edited by Elizabeth Roberts, Elias Amidon

Let us be inspired by people who never forgot their connection to the earth. Who celebrate the rivers and streams and thank the moon and stars. Let us find our roots in nature through the colors of the day and the warmth of a fire. Let us gather round and share moments we missed, and hopes for tomorrow.

Let us be thankful for life.

Be well,


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