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Question of the Week: 15 - 11/13/2000
What are YOU Thankful For?
As we get together with family and friends at this time of the year (and at every time of the year), which people do you want to thank for making a meaningful difference in your life? (Why not surprise someone and thank him/her/them publicly right now and right here?) What lessons that came your way turned out to be blessings in disguise? How do you demonstrate your gratitude to the Earth and/or to your Gods/Ancestors for their continuing guidance and blessings?
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| I Have To Say I Am Thankful To All Those In My... ||Nov 23rd. at 11:56:56 pm EST|
|Jenn (Brooklyn, New York US) ||Age: 21 - Email |
I have to say I am thankful to all those in my life. Those who accept me with out question. Those who love me and supPort me. I am thankful for my parents , whom have supported me through my whole life. Who encouraged me on as I followed my heart and found the true me. I am thankful to all my witch sisters who give me love and endless fun!:) I am thankful to the God and Goddess who welcomed me back into their arms and helped me help myself. I am thankful everyday for all I have and all I can do. For the love of my life Coby I am thankful for, that he has loved me as a witch, as a friend and as a lover.
and Lastly but not least.. I am thankful for all of YOU. ALL of the Pagans and Witches and Wiccans, etc. out there. Those who have welcomed me and showed me that I am home. That there is a place where my views are shared. Those of you out there who know where life is and started. Those who know what really is imporTant in life. I am thankful for you all, who proved to me that people can really love and care for each other when they first meet and that maybe someday the rest of the world will catch up to us!:)
Much love and blessings to all! And I hope to see you all at Starwood 2001!!!!
| Thanks-living All The Words Of Praise You've Spoken When There Was No... ||Nov 24th. at 2:17:03 am EST|
|Maker (Las Vegas, Nevada US) ||Age: 51 - Email |
All the words of praise you've spoken
When there was no need to speak,
All the rush of anger broken
When you turned the other cheek,
All the gifts you freely proffered
To the lonely who yearn...
In as much as you are giving
of yourself in Goddess's own way
All your life is a thanks-living.
Everyday Thanksgiving Day.
| I Have Too Much To Be Thankful For To Name It All... ||Nov 24th. at 10:05:14 am EST|
|Green Sprite (Fort Lauderdale, Florida US) ||Age: 18 |
I have too much to be thankful for to name it all. I'm thankful for my health and happiness, my home, the love of my family, my cat (who is unaware she's not living in Ancient Egypt being worshipped as a Goddess), the craft of magick which sparked me on my mystical spiritual quest, Gaia, mother earth, our home, Luna the heavenly sister, giver of magick and often unappreciated yet absolutely crucial sustainer of Gaia's living functions, Llew, the sun, the great father of earthly life, the stars and planets, and most importantly to me, my Jen.
P.S. - I'm also quite thankful for this website, by the way.
| I Am Thankful For My Childrens Health Also Iam Thankful For My... ||Nov 24th. at 11:01:36 am EST|
|Tehu-ghiskadhai-o-dai-nee (seattle , Washington US) ||Age: 0 - Email |
i am thankful for my childrens health also iam thankful for my new level of understanding i have achieved this year as it seems that year by year and season by season i can feeel my assention proggress further and furhther i am thankful for the part of myself which is finally able and strong enough to live with the other parts no longer do i fight with myself there is no need as all parts are finally nearing balance.
i am thankful for the bounty of the earth, esspecialy my friends which truely are as rare as they are precious and beautiful, i am thankful for my opposition as that which opposes me allows me a closer look at what beliefs i choose to take to heart at the time i am thankful for the meaner side of myself for it gets things done and i am thankful fot thr soft side as it repairs the damage done by the first
| Merry Meet, This Time Last Year I Had Just Given Birth To... ||Nov 24th. at 11:14:39 am EST|
|Fannie Wrenn (Bay St. Louis, Mississippi US) ||Age: 38 |
This time last year I had just given birth to my second set of twins when I suffered congestive heart failure. My family and friends rallied around me. They took care of all my children and they prayed, Christian, Pagan, Hare Krishna. My Pagan family organized a group healing meditation. We had family members as far away as Japan and Bermuda in on the healing. The next day my heart function was almost miraculously improved. I am now one hundred percent and my close brush with death has taught me true appreciation of my family. They are the greatest. My husband and I also learned the very important lesson of asking for help when we need it , something we were always too proud to do.I thank the Goddess for giving me these most precious Blessings. BLESSED BE!
| I Am Thankful For This Green Earth And The Wild And Gentle... ||Nov 24th. at 11:48:14 am EST|
|Peg Aloi (Medford, Massachusetts US) ||Age: 37 |
I am thankful for this green earth and the wild and gentle beauty of nature, which inspires me each and every moment I am priviliged to walk upon it.
I am thankful to all my friends and chosen family who have walked beside me on the pagan path, for the love and lessons they have imparted to me. I am thankful to my birth family who raised me to have respect for the living earth and its creatures, and who taught me to love the outdoors.
I am thankful I have been born into a land of wealth and plenty and privilege, and that there are those who work to see that those born into less fortunate circumstances receive the help they need.
I am thankful for the kindness and generosity of others. I am thankful for the selfless acts of people who inspire me to be better than I am.
I am thankful to the many pagans and witches and Children of Earth who are trying their best to heal our planet and fight for justice for the peoples and creatures of the world.
I am thankful to my dear friends, Wren and Fritz, and the incredible work they do each day.
I am thankful to my pagan friends and family who give of themselves and make the world a more beautiful place to be: all of my friends of Babylon (Thoth, Deb, Sean, Toby, Lakshmi, Arachne, Robert, Jim, Adam, Berta, Elizabeth, all of you!), Don and Daniella, the wonderful folks at Brushwood, the Order of Ganymede and Coven Cthonioi, my UK brothers and sisters, my musical friends at the MudCat, my friends working to free the West Memphis Three, and those I wish I could talk with more often than I do.
I am thankful to the authors whose magical words have inspired me on my path, including Ronald Hutton, Leo Martello, Patricia Crowther, Sybil Leek, Janet and Stewart Farrar and Gavin Bone, Doreen Valiente, Dion Fortune, Margot Adler, Aleister Crowley, Charles Godfrey Leland, Stewart Gardner, William Butler Yeats, Walt Whitman, William Wordsworth, William Shakespeare, the list goes on!!!
I am thankful to my feline companions and familiars for their unconditional love and magical ways of wisdom.
I am thankful each day for the talents and abiltities I have been gifted with and grateful for every moment I live on the earth.
| I Am Thankful For: Being Alive To Greet Each Day. Being Able... ||Nov 24th. at 12:28:08 pm EST|
|Irish Mouse (Shelton, Washington US) ||Age: 56 - Email |
I am thankful for:
being alive to greet each day.
being able to look out the window and see the trees.
Epona leading me to find Charlie our donkey.
the chance to gather with my family, including my son who has recovered from cancer and my brother who has severe Downs syndrome.
all of my two and four footed friends.
being in a country where our voices can be heard.
the earth beneath my feet.
the sky above my head.
the list is endless.
| The Things That Obviously Come Into My Mind First, Are Of Course... ||Nov 24th. at 2:33:15 pm EST|
|Tarah (Katherine Magus) (St. Paul, Minnesota US) ||Age: 24 - Email |
The things that obviously come into my mind first, are of course, my husband, who has helped me along the path of life and the path that I have currently chosen with my religion of Wicca. And also my sweet (yet spoiled) familiars, Miss Kitty and Pandora, who have also cheered me in difficult as well as happy times. I also would like to thank my chat buddies at Yahoo abortion debate chat, especially SpiritKitty and Leescheffie who I first told my story, and who in more ways than one, saved my life and sanity after the termination of a pregnancy, and a difficult, abusive relationship. Also, they are the ones to thank that I have been on the Path of the Ancient Ones for almost 3 years now. They were the only ones to reach out to me and share a bit of themselves with me, who genuinely were interested in my healing, and not to further their agenda, and for that, I will be forever thankful.
That particular incident with the abusive ex and the pregnancy turned out to be a mixed blessing in disguise. It made me realize who my true friends were. It reunited me with the person that I was always meant to be with, and that the path of less resistance is not always what it seems.
And, finally, to the Lord and Lady, who are not far away untouchable entities, but friends and guidance hand and hand with me through the roads of life.
| I'm Thankful For My Friends Who Have Seen Me Through The Difficult... ||Nov 24th. at 2:34:52 pm EST|
|Emilie (Wyoming, Minnesota US) ||Age: 20 |
I'm thankful for my friends who have seen me through the difficult times that have been pressed upon especially hard this year. Also for my beloved who stands by my side through thick and thin, and for my family who doesn't, but who teach me important lessons through neglecting me enough to force me to grow and learn lessons on my own. I m also thankful for the opportunity to be here to help people as much as I can. And last of all, I am thankful for Loony Toons and the opportunity to laugh. :-)
| I'm Thankful For Having A Family That Would Take In A Child... ||Nov 24th. at 3:23:38 pm EST|
|Jesse (Richmond, Virginia US) ||Age: 20 - Email |
I'm thankful for Having a Family that would take in a Child Left on there Doorstep. For having Friends that Care for me enough to stand up for my Beleif's. Thankful for being Able to Worship My Deities the way I Choose too.
Thankful for Living and Breathing in this Most Wonderful time TO be Alive.
| The Love That Comes From The Lord And Lady, My Friends, My... ||Nov 24th. at 3:56:38 pm EST|
|Corvus (Vancouver, British Columbia CA) ||Age: 29 |
The love that comes from the Lord and Lady, my friends, my family, some friendly familiars, astral and corporeal.
| I Am Thankful For My Family, My Life And My Community Of... ||Nov 24th. at 5:42:59 pm EST|
|Anastasia (Aiken, South Carolina US) ||Age: 27 - Email |
I am thankful for my family, my life and my community of friends. I have spent some of my life alone and I would never want to be without my friends. I am also thankful for my experiences and treasure them all.
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