Giving Thanks


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Happy Thanksgiving to you all!! I hope you are cozied down with friends and family feeding your belly and your spirit. Last year I shared my favorite way to say grace at the Thanksgiving table and I have not come up with a better one. I think I might say that one forever.

This year, I wanted to share one of my favorite writings. It is by William Ellery Channing from his Memoirs. I think it is a good reminder, as we gather together, that though there is much that strives to separate us from one another, whether it is opinion, or geography, we must try to remember that, at root, we are all made of the same stuff. The same magnificent stuff.

Here is the full excerpt:
“We are to be animated with a love which embraces all, of every rank and character. A love, which forgets divisions and outward distinctions, that breaks down the old partition walls and seeks a divine spark in every intelligence. Love which longs to redress the existing inequalities of society, which substitutes generous motives for force, which sees nothing degrading in labor but honors all useful occupation, and which everywhere is conscious of just claims and rights of all. Calling upon the mighty to save, not crush, the weak. And a love, which in a word, recognizes the infinite worth of every human spirit.”


Love to you and yours. xoxo

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