Nov 27, 2009

WEEKLY UPDATE: Happy Thanksgiving!

Many thanksgivings to—and for—you and yours over this holiday weekend. I'd like to share some traditional prayers (which I found very contemporarily online) that reflect my own blended American heritage, and also remind us to give thanks regularly. These messages come from

But before I do that, I need to correct something from my last post: My great-great grandfather's name was George, not Eddie. (Eddie is a recently discovered long-lost relative whom my grandmother met, and who's name was stuck in my head from her story.)

Irish Fisherman's Prayer
Dear Lord,
Be good to me ...
The sea is so wide
And my boat is so small.

Pueblo Native American Prayer
Hold on to what is good,
Even if it's a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it's a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do
Even if it's a long way from here.
Hold on to your life,
Even if it's easier to let go.
Hold on to my hand,
Even if I've gone away from you.

© KiKi Productions, Inc. 2009

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