Thanksgiving Blessing

This is the blessing from our Thanksgiving yoga classes during the past week. Each year, I look for a new Thanksgiving blessing to share with you … and each year, invariably, I come back to this one. It is from W.E.B. Du Bois, the tireless civil rights leader and author.

Give us thankful hearts … in this the season of Thy Thanksgiving. May we be thankful for health and strength, for sun and rain and peace. Let us seize the day and the opportunity and strive for that greatness of spirit that measures life not by its disappointments but by its possibilities, and let us ever remember that true gratitude and appreciation shows itself neither in independence nor satisfaction, but passes the gift joyfully on in larger and better form.

Feeling Blessed? Here’s more on gratitude from our Yoga classes over the years …

Click here for the Gratitude Savasana and Energy Bridge instruction:Thanksgiving Yoga ~ A Blessing, Part 1

Click here for another beautiful blessing that guided our meditation at the end of one Thanksgiving Yoga class: Thanksgiving Yoga ~ A Blessing, Part 2

Here The Buddha explains why we should be thankful, click: So, Let Us All Be Thankful

For “Thanksgiving Yoga: Rekindling Our Light”, click: Rekindling Our Light

And, for a beautiful poem of Gratitude from Harriett Kofalk that served as the foundation of another Thanksgiving Day Yoga practice click: I Give Thanks

May you have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving …


9 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Blessing

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  6. I am a yoga teacher and needed inspiration for teaching my Thanksgiving class and up pops your web site. It was full of inspiration and I cannot wait to share with my senior students!

    • Thank you for the kind message Rosalie! I have been collecting these inspirational Thanksgiving messages to share with my students for years now, and I’m so glad that you found them and can share them, too. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Yoga students!

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