Thanksgiving DayOn behalf of the Forthright/GoSpeak team, we pray for our American friends and family in Christ a joyful Thanksgiving Day. Join us in this prayer. We share with you these Thanksgiving thoughts, Blessings in Disguise, by Paula Harrington, fresh today, as well as one of our own from back in 2003, Giving Thanks, on an old site.

For historical interest, in part, and still valid is the Thanksgiving prayer we offered four years ago, shortly after the presidential elections of 2008.

Also, let’s remember to pray for those for whom Thanksgiving brings painful memories and what must be a mixture of feelings.

Finally, a couple of poems for the mood: True Thanksgiving and this from 2008:

All This

The oil of blessing, root of praise,
The seasoning salt, the honeyed sweet,
The secret of full and joyous days,
The sums that make our life complete,
The light and beauty of every phrase,
Transformer of the darkest mood —
All this, and more, is gratitude.