As we gather with loved ones on this rare and glorious Season of Holidays
Let us take a moment to reflect on our gratefulness for the spirit of life
for our beautiful earth—its bountiful waters, animals, plants,
and for the labor of those who harvested and prepared our meal.
May our hearts, joined together, offer a prayer
for the harmony of the planet,
the alleviation of suffering,
food for the hungry,
shelter for the homeless
and respect for the poor.
May our souls be beautiful, illumined by fire,
enlightened by wisdom, and softened by compassion.
May our love reach out to friends and family not with us this day,
bursting forth in their hearts like flowers in full bloom!
-Beverly Lanzetta, 2015
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