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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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The Things That Obviously Come Into My Mind First, Are Of Course... Nov 24th. at 2:33:15 pm UTC

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.

Blessed Be,


I'm Thankful For My Friends Who Have Seen Me Through The Difficult... Nov 24th. at 2:34:52 pm UTC

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 UTC

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 UTC

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 UTC

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.


I Am Not Thankful For Anything. I Have Been Without A Car... Nov 24th. at 6:27:53 pm UTC

J. Norman Lussier (Palmer, Massachusetts US) Age: 53 - Email


i am NOT thankful for anything. i have been without a car for 3 years - and cannot afford one but need one desperately. i have been trying to find Raven Cabot (Laurie Cabot's daughter) for several years to join her Coven. Again NO luck. Jennifer (co-editor Horns & Crescent) suggested this sight. As i said - i'm truly NOT thankful for anything as my luck has been nothing but bad. Sorry.


I Am Thankful That The Higher Powers Have Provided Me With The... Nov 24th. at 7:11:03 pm UTC

Sir Bonnie Knight (Pittsfield, Massachusetts US) Age: 47 - Email


I am thankful that the higher powers have provided me with the knowledge and the love of family and friends both far and near.


I Am Thankful For My Wiccan Beliefs,my Wiccan Sisters &bros. I... Nov 24th. at 8:08:36 pm UTC

Sandra Kay Beavers (Pulaski, Virginia US) Age: 39 - Email


I am Thankful for my Wiccan beliefs, my Wiccan sisters &Bros. I am Thankful for the guidance and sheltering I have had from the Goddess&God. I realize they have sheltered and watched my back all my life. I am Thankful for my strength, which has pulled me out of an abusive marriage, a very supportive, sweet second chance with a better half. I realize that my strength, my knowledge, my street smarts have all been sent to me to help me survive and learn from my experiences. I appreciate and am Thankful for people and things everyday of the year. I know priorities are not monetary wealth, material things, or fancy titles. Priorities are our loved ones, our family, our friends, our Earth, our enviroment, our treatment and attitude towards family, friends and people we are around everyday, if you are blessed with extra then you pass it on , should someone need a helping hand. I rememeber something I read in my Wiccan studies not long ago. Do not measure your wealth by how much you have, but how much you can give/or help. I am Thankful for all of you, who willingly, & unsacrificingly help people like me study and learn, not just to gain something for yourselves. Thank You. Sandy


I Am Thankful For All The Lessons In Life, That Come From... Nov 24th. at 11:59:51 pm UTC

Ann Marie (Pinellas Park, Florida US) Age: 49 - Email


I am thankful for all the lessons in life, that come from friendly and not so friendly sources. All these events enrich us. They make us strong in the weak places and tender in the tough places. I am thankful for all the lives that touch mine and that I can touch others lives as well. I am thankful for the here and now and for what was and is yet to come, the known and the mystery. Thew magick of human beingness!


Mm Everyone, First Of All, I Am Very Thankful For My Loving... Nov 25th. at 1:07:37 am UTC

Artemis CrystalMoon (Baylis, Illinois US) Age: 21 - Email


MM everyone,

First of all, I am very thankful for my loving family and friends who support my beliefs. Secondly, I am thankful for the guidance I receive from them and my patron Goddess, Artemis. Third of all, I am thankful for the freedom to practice my religion. Also, I am thankful for life itself. And last, but not least, I am thankful for Magic.

Blessed Be,
Artemis CrystalMoon


I'm Thankful For My Beautiful Son, Who Turned One On Thanksgiving. He's... Nov 25th. at 6:33:33 am UTC

Lynx Rufus (Twin Cities, Minnesota US) Age: 38 - Email


I'm thankful for my beautiful son, who turned one on Thanksgiving. He's healthy, happy and a joy to watch explore the world. I'm thankful for my husband who works hard so I can stay home to raise our son. I'm thankful for my best friend Patti, whom I've known for 35 years and has been there for me through all life's ups and downs. I'm thankful for my mother-in-law and father-in-law, who helped us out so much this past year and accepted me and my path wholeheartedly. I'm thankful for the internet pagan community for everything and to the stay at home moms I've met online who have been wonderful, supportive and open-minded.


I Am Thankful To The Goddess Above Thee, That Maketh The Mankind... Nov 25th. at 9:59:30 am UTC

May Acu–a (Wanchai, Hong Kong) Age: 28 - Email


I am thankful to the Goddess above thee,
that maketh the mankind for giving a friend
like you to me...

for being there in times of despair,
for bringing light to all my visions blur,
for the calmness only you can prepare

i thank thee for everything
and for embracing the principle i solely
understand.

i have the Goddess gift of being thankful
for the day i've come to known you
and for many years i will be beside you.

Blessed Be!


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