Pumpkin boy
Photo courtesy of Samara

When I was a little child we always spoke the following simple prayer before each meal. With Thanksgiving approaching it seems like an appropriate time
to bring it to the fore. And in honor of the many readers from around the globe who have visited this blog I am offering this same prayer in Spanish, in German and in French. May it touch a cord far and wide and deep.

Thank you for the world so sweet 
Thank you for the food we eat
Thank you for the birds that sing
Thank you, God, for everything 

Gracias por el mundo tan dulce
Gracias por la comida que comemos
Gracias por los pájaros que cantan
Gracias a Dios por todo el mundo

Danke für diese liebliche Welt
Danke für unser Essen
Danke für die Vögel die singen
Danke dir Gott für Alles

Merci pour ce monde si doux
Merci pour la nourriture que nous mangeons
Merci pour les oiseaux qui chantent
Merci Dieu pour tout

May this be a time of reflection on all we have to be grateful for, and a time
to celebrate those many gifts with those we love best.

Love and blessings,
Kathryn xxoxo

3 Responses to “ThanksGiving”

  1. I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving Kathryn. With gratitude for family and friends, we are enjoying dinner with some of our kids and their families.More than half are spending it with their in-laws.

  2. Thank you, Susan!

  3. My goodness, Kathryn, that is a lovely photo. Children always look wonderful with pumpkins. I don’t know why in particular, but all of the ones I took of my children in the pumpkin patch looked like that. Maybe it’s the sun and running and looking for just the right pumpkin that makes their cheeks so pink.

    We used to say that prayer too. Thanks for reminding me, and Happy Thanksgiving.

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