GraceNotes: Holding the Space for … Reflection

#31 — November 1, 2014

If you see no reason for giving thanks,
the fault lies in yourself.

— Native American proverb

Greetings, Fellow Seekers!

Thank you! Thank you all for being faithful readers and for allowing your sense of spirituality to grow and deepen and expand. Thank you for all you contribute to the world - even when it seems as if you have nothing left to give. Thank you for enduring all that you have endured so that you can ease the path of others. Thank you.

These words come from my heart and go out to all of you. And, of course, they come with a question: What do you give thanks for each and every day? I know. It’s Thanksgiving time. And this is the time of year when we focus on resting in moments of thankfulness and, perhaps, on sharing some of those moments at a table surrounded by family and friends. But, how would the world change if we did this every day?

What if giving thanks was a part of your every day spiritual practice? Part of your prayers? Part of your meditations? Part of your reflections? Part of your words? Part of your actions? Hmmm… Just a few thoughts on an often-discussed-but-not-seemingly-acted-upon-nearly-enough topic. I am guilty - how about you?

Let’s make this a month of giving thanks; a month of one gesture of thankfulness a day. And let’s see what happens!

Blessings and grace to you and those you love. And blessings for all who will be touched by your acts of thanksgiving this month! You are changing the world - one thanksgiving at a time! And I am thankful!

Grace-Fully Yours,
Reverend Deborah

Monthly Affirmation: I am thankful for all that I receive and I give thanks freely in all that I say and do!

The Reverend Dr. Deborah Darlington is thankful for all those she serves through speaking, coaching and celebrating sacred ceremonies. Give her a call at 215 260 1611 or email her at - you might be thankful that you did!