Happy Thanksgiving!


Photo by Judy Lesko

“Prayers of thanksgiving and petition go hand in hand . . . When we are lacking something–food, or money, or love, or success–we feel that having it will surely make us happy. But no sooner do we have it, than we begin to feel the pinch of fear. What if we lose what we’ve so longed to have?”

“Happiness is just a treaty we make with our circumstances. One can be happy in squalor, while another whines in luxury. It is not what we have that makes us happy, nor what we lack that makes us unhappy. True thanksgiving means acknowledging what life has given us, without bargaining to get more, or holding on more tightly.”

–Patricia Monaghan, The Goddess Companion, 1999.


4 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Elizabeth Herrera

    Thank you, so much. Today it is especially important for my Mom and I to remember and feel the presence of our loved ones. The last few days have been filled with many, many prayers of Thanksgiving. XOXO!!

  2. barbara_lesko@comcast.net

    Thank you for the lovely photo and sensible sentiments. Len and I are thankful for so many things! We include dear family members among those. We wish you and yours a very pleasant Thanksgiving.

    1. Judy Lesko Post author

      I’m happy that you enjoyed the post, Aunt Barbara : ) We feel exactly the same, so very grateful for our loved ones–both family and dear friends. Have a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving! xoxo


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