Thankful for…

I am thankful for a warm bed to sleep in…
…and a roof over our heads.
I am thankful for the food that we put on our table, to sustain our bodies.
I am thankful for mother nature, who reminds me that we are not alone on this planet.
I am thankful for this earth, which provides for us a home filled with beauty.
I am thankful for my family, who remind me that life is good.
And my sisters, who understand me to my core.
I am thankful for my spouse, my best friend and better half.
I am thankful for the time I’d been given…
to spend with loved ones before they left our world.
Most of all, I am thankful for my children…
who humble me and remind me what life is like through a child’s eyes.
Thanksgiving Prayer
 Iroquois Prayer, adapted 

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 moon and stars,
which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.

We return thanks to the sun,
that 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 Her children.

7 replies
  1. Victoria
    Victoria says:

    Beautiful site!
    Question totally unrelated:
    I noticed your wrought iron oak leaf bed. I have the same one and have been looking for an idea to cover/still/quiet the wrought iron without taking the frame apart.
    Any ideas?
    Thank you so much for all your much appreciated work and inspiration.

  2. Charlotta Ward
    Charlotta Ward says:

    And I am very thankful that you guest posted over at Centsational Girl so that I could follow your link back here!

    I loved your 'ladder tutorial' and have now placed your URL securely on my blog roll and have also become your latest follower!

    x Charlotta

  3. Nutbird
    Nutbird says:

    You win the prize for the best Thanksgiving post. I am going to copy that Iroquois prayer and keep it close. My goal for 2011 is to be handy like you. Ann

  4. Jenny S
    Jenny S says:

    That was so sweet! I am thankful you found us yesterday! ;>) I expect to see a lot more of you and cannot wait to go back through and read more of your blog! Woohoo!!

  5. Erin
    Erin says:

    Thank *you* for a wonderful blog that I so enjoy reading. And what a lovely Thanksgiving poem–I'll be saving that for future use. 🙂


  6. Remember to wish
    Remember to wish says:

    Hello Brittany! It was good meeting you at SuzAnna's this afternoon. I'm enjoying all the great things around you blog. It's fabulous!
    Have a great weekend! Vanessa


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