To The Spirit of The Living Earth, who we call by different names,
We give thanks for this beautiful, bountiful planet that provides everything we need – fresh air, clean water, fertile ground and the millions of living things that create the web of life that supports us. As we gather today to celebrate this cultural tradition, we are thankful for our wonderful family. We hold in our memories our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents who worked and sacrificed for us to have the opportunities we enjoy today. We hold in our hearts those of us scattered to other cities in places across the country and around the world who are not with us today, and wish them all safe travels. As we share this celebration, may we remember those who have little, and take this time to dedicate our efforts to becoming responsible stewards of the earth. May we become good ancestors by preserving this special, living earth for our children, and their great-grandchildren for years to come.
(Grace for Thanksgiving Dinner- 11-27-2014)