Thanksgiving is sweeter than bounty itself.
One who cherishes gratitude does not cling to the gift!
Thanksgiving is the true meat of God’s bounty;
the bounty is its shell,
For thanksgiving carries you to the hearth of the Beloved.
Abundance alone brings heedlessness,
thanksgiving gives birth to alertness…
The bounty of thanksgiving will satisfy and elevate you,
and you will bestow a hundred bounties in return.
Eat your fill of God’s delicacies,
and you will be freed from hunger and begging.
– Jalaluddin Rumi
Happy Thanksgiving 2011!!!
O Lord, in these hard times, we thank You for the bounty of our table, when so many in the world go hungry.
And we thank You for our family and friends, when so many in the world walk alone.