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A Prayer of Thanksgiving

by Harriet Kofalk

Harriet Kofalk was a naturalist, author, activist, mother, grandmother, and dear friend to many people worldwide.  She lived in South Eugene, Washington – her place was known to many as Peace Place. 
As we enter this season of thanksgiving and love, I would encourage us all to find those moments of peace in the amazing world around us and give thanks to Source.  I thank Harriet Kofalk for her life and her beautiful words.

in a moment of peace
I give thanks
to the source of all peace

As I set forth
into the day
the birds sing
with new voices
and I listen
with new ears
and give thanks

the flower called Angel’s Trumpet
blows in the breeze
and I give thanks

My feet touch the grass
still wet with dew
and I give thanks
both to my mother earth
for sustaining my steps
and to the seas
cycling once again
to bring forth new life

The dewdrops
become jeweled
with the morning’s sun-fire
and I give thanks

You can see forever
when the vision is clear
in this moment
each moment
I give thanks