Monday, October 9, 2006

As Thanksgiving winds to a close in Canada I will share this prayer from Inspiration Peak:

“A Prayer Of Thanksgiving ”
Written by Reverend Max Coots
Minister Emeritus of the Canton,N.Y
Unitarian Universalist Church
© Reverend Max Coots

Let us give thanks...

For generous friends...with hearts as big as hubbards and
smiles as bright as their blossoms;

For feisty friends as tart as apples;

For continuous friends, who, like scallions and cucumbers,
keep reminding us we had them;

For crotchety friends, as sour as rhubarb and as
indestructible;

For handsome friends, who are as gorgeous as eggplants and
as elegant as a row of corn -- and the others -- as plain as
potatoes, and so good for
you.

For funny friends, who are as silly as brussels sprouts and as
amusing as Jerusalem artichokes, and serious friends as
complex as cauliflowers and as intricate as onions;

For friends as unpretentious as cabbages, as subtle as
summer squash, as persistent as parsley, as delightful as dill,
as endless as zucchini, and who -- like parsnips -- can be
counted on to see you through the long winter;

For old friends, nodding like sunflowers in the evening-time,
and young friends coming on as fast as radishes;

For loving friends, who wind around as like tendrils, and hold
us despite our blights, wilts, and witherings;

And finally, for those friends now gone, like gardens past, that
have been harvested - but who fed us in their times that we
might have life thereafter;

For all these we give thanks.

Amen.
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