25 November 2009

wishing you plenty

i wish for you - 
plenty of:

shoulders to cry on when times are hard
nourishment for body and soul
ways to express yourself

i would like to share the iroquois thanksgiving prayer (thanks to patti lakinsmith)

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 squash, which give us life. 
We return thanks to the bushes and trees, which provide us with fruit. 
We return thanks to the wind, which moving the air, has banished diseases. 
We return thanks to the moon and the stars, which have given us their light when the sun was gone. 
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no, .., who has given to us his rain. 
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.

happy thanksgiving!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Maire, and to yours! Thanks for posting that beautuful prayer. Inspiring. Much love to you...AJ

  2. "The Earth and myself are of one mind." ~Tooyalaket~ Nez Perce Chief , I hope your holiday is filled with Gv ge yu i (Cherokee for " Love " ) . Laura

  3. I count many blessings and gifts in this life of mine and Thanksgiving is one of those special times to give special thought. Mary Jane, you and your generous sharing of your world view are among those blessings and gifts that I cherish. Wishing for you and your family a holiday filled with love and togetherness. Hugs, LeAnn

  4. thank you so very much - how lucky am i to have people like you in my life?!

  5. Thank you Mary Jane for your always wonderful, beautiful, and thoughtful posts, and your continued support! Have a blessed holiday.

  6. beautiful iroquois thanksgiving prayer and thank you for your wishes. may you be filled with all of those gifts.

  7. Thank you for sharing this prayer and for being a part of this (to me) very special community!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  8. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! :-)


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