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Prayer of Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

May this prayer bless you as it has me. Words are by Ralph Waldo Emerson and photos are by me and my father.

For flowers that bloom about our feet, Father, we thank Thee.


For tender grass so fresh, so sweet, Father, we thank Thee.


For the song of bird and

hum of bee,

for all things fair we hear

or see, Father in heaven, we thank Thee.


For blue of stream

“Downstream From Soda Dam” – October 1992 Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Springs, NM

and blue of sky, Father, we thank Thee.


For pleasant shade of branches high, Father, we thank Thee.


For fragrant air and cooling breeze,

for beauty of the blooming trees, Father in heaven, we thank Thee.


For this new morning with its light, Father, we thank Thee.


For rest and shelter of the night, Father, we thank Thee.


For health and food,

for love and

June 19th, 1993

friends,

for everything Thy goodness sends,

2 deer in woods and lilac bush
“Good Time For Clam Digging In Chiniak, AK” – by my father

Father in heaven, we thank Thee.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

May you and your family have a joy-filled Thanksgiving.

God bless you.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

Weekend Wisdom To Live By For Summer 2020

HAPPY SUMMER!!!!

Here is a wonderful quote by one of my favorite men – Ralph Waldo Emerson. To all you father’s out there, BE the example of this quote for your kids.

Rommie did not like “wild air” as that meant thunder boomers. She was not very scared of them, but she was not comfortable either.

Now go LIVE this quote! If ever there was a summer where we need to be bravely and fully living Ralph’s words, it is this summer.

Why are you still reading this blog post –

GO!!!!!!

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while managing call center teams, co-facilitating a grief support group, and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com

Weekend Wisdom: Joan Rivers & Ralph Waldo Emerson

This quote from my buddy Ralph describes Joan Rivers’ life:
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank you for leaving one heck of a trail, a trail of twists, turns, hills and valleys because no path in life is straight.

RIP Joan.

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