United in the Spirit of Thanksgiving
Each morning, I look up to the heavens and give thanks to God. At the same time, a Muslim woman starts her day in thankfulness to Allah. God of Abraham/ God of Ibrahim: One God . . . for Christian, Jew and Muslim.
In a nearby town, a homeless man gives thanks for the sun that warms him as he stretches into wakefulness on a park bench. I give thanks for the same sun as it illuminates my woodland backyard.
A mother, children in tow, continues her trek northward to the border and gives thanks for the promise of freedom. From the comfort of my living room, I give thanks that my children are already raised where freedom for them is possible.
A young woman awakens from surgery thankful that her cancer was caught in time. while I give thanks for four years cancer free.
A teenage runaway looks up at the stars, and in a spirit of thanksgiving, wishes for a better life. I look up at the exact same stars and give thanks for wishes fulfilled.
Surrounded by family, I give thanks for a festive Thanksgiving dinner. Across town, surrounded by family, a father gives thanks for a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner, provided by volunteers at a soup kitchen.
Diversity of backgrounds
Diversity of circumstances
United in the spirit of Thanksgiving
written by Amy Bryant, Safety Harbor resident blogger
Author of You Can Go Home Again
Bravo Amy. Love Rhea
Thanks, Rhea for being one of my very first writing fans years ago.
Amy, you are wonderful. So glad to know you. Hugs, Barbara
Barbara – Your kind remarks warm my heart.
This is just beautiful, inside and out! Truly,a woman with strength and dignity, and has no fear of the future!
Thank you, Gina, for your encouraging remarks!
Agreed. How softly beautiful and inclusive. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, my dear friend. Thank you for your message of hope. love, patricia
I soooo appreciate your comment, my lifelong friend, Patricia.
Amy, this is beautiful. Many thanks to you too!
So glad you liked it. Happy Thanksgiving to you!