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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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Hello, I'm Thankful For Many Things And People And Pets Over The... Nov 30th. at 7:36:52 pm EST

Karen Mandeville (Oxford, Connecticut US) Age: 48 - Email


I'm thankful for many things and people and pets over the years ~ I lost my father last month and ther were many bad vib's between us ; but before his passing we found a commen ground I was able to forgive and forget many negatives for all the powers and people that aided in this many many thanks from myself and my father.Brightest of Blessings to all!MM


I Am Thankful For The People I Love The Most, And For... Nov 28th. at 11:30:30 am EST

KaLee Stanley (Ripley, West Virginia US) Age: 14

I am thankful for the people I love the most, and for having such a beautiful world about me, although it needs a tune-up! ^_^

Uniting With My Family Seems Like A Lesson In And Of Itself... Nov 28th. at 1:16:21 am EST

Illia (tampa, Florida US) Age: 22

Uniting with my family seems like a lesson in and of itself. One that instructs me in patience and compassion. Circumstances led me far from my family, directly from birth. Only recently have I been blessed (or cursed, depending on how you look at it) with the oppurtunity to unite with my immediate family. Having been on my own for the majority of life, my sense of independance is deeply rooted. The immense wisdom of those Divine often is only revealed to me through hindsight. Many of my family members follow the christian beliefs, and are estranged by my unfamiliar and "unholy" ways. I must constantly exercise my capacity for forgiveness, and acceptance. The irony in the situation is that I often take the stance that Jesus took , yet all the while being condemned by his followers. It is difficult and trying, yet my gratitude for them far outweighs my occasional frustrations. Family is a gift of strange and magnificent proportions. To try to consolidate the meaning of family is an insurmountable task, due to it's many complexities. It is these complexities that keep me enamored and curious. When I am curious, I question, when I question, I learn, and it is through this knowledge that I BECOME.I show my gratitude by accepting and embracing this gift I have been given, FAMILY.

I Am Thankful For My Wonderful Wife And Two Children. I Am... Nov 26th. at 7:36:21 pm EST

Kairos (New Kent, Virginia US) Age: 32 - Email

I am thankful for my wonderful wife and two children. I am also thankful for Wren and Fritz's website. I visit it daily and feel very fortunate to know that they are providing this fabulous service to the Pagan community.

I'm Thankful For So Many Things. I'm Thankful To Be As Fortunate... Nov 26th. at 7:00:00 pm EST

Vanessa (Around Buffalo, New York US) Age: 16 - Email

I'm thankful for so many things. I'm thankful to be as fortunate as I am. I feel so grateful that I don't have to worry about where my next meal is coming from, like many people in our world, or where I'm going to sleep tonight. I'm grateful that my loved ones and I have never been struck my life threatening illnesses. I'm thankful to even have loved ones and those I can trust. Also, I'm thankful that World War 3 hasn't hit, and that the US isn't fighting a major war on its' soil. I'm thankful for the ability to love; people, nature, and the Lord and Lady. There is so much that I'm thankful for, I could go on forever.


I'm Thankful For The Goddess And The Strength She Gives Me, For... Nov 26th. at 5:20:03 pm EST

Noir (x) Age: 13 - Email

I'm thankful for the Goddess and the strength she gives me, for my supportive family and excellent friends, for the solid earth that we walk upon, for life, for love, for our health.

A Million Things I Am Thankful For. The Presence Of The Lord... Nov 26th. at 3:45:38 pm EST

Mikkii (W. F., Texas US) Age: 28

A million things I am thankful for. The presence of the Lord and the Lady in my life, The blue sky and the green earth. Family beyond compare and friends with whom I share my life. A couple of bright curious growning children and a supportive husband, and this year a new baby that my best friend ever, adopted and named after me. May thier new family remain together in love and light. And of course I am thankkful for Maeven at Betwixt and Between for giving those of us in need an address, and to all those on the board at the center for working so hard everyday to make a better, more tolerant world. Thanks to my tribe. And a sound appreciation for the poeple at Witchvox for working so hard to keep us together and updated on issues that concern our community. I am thankful I can be a pagan and proud in this day and age.

I'm Thankful For Love, The Substance Of Existence, The Invisible Force That... Nov 26th. at 12:28:38 pm EST

Green Sprite (Fort Lauderdale, Florida US) Age: 18

I'm thankful for Love, the substance of existence, the invisible force that binds rocks to the surface of a planet, binds atoms into molecules, that lifts birds high into the air and compells beavers to build their damns and moths to spin their silk. Love is the substance of family life, of friendship, and of romance. Love is divine.

I Am Thankful For Earth (form) I Am Thankful For Water Which... Nov 26th. at 9:19:52 am EST

Mino (Naples, Florida US) Age: 42 - Email

I am thankful for earth (form)
I am thankful for water which surrounded and protected all of us in the beginning
I am thankful for fire which gave us light from above to ascend into to
I am thankful for air which started the cycle all over again at first breath

Being a child of our Mother, I give thanks to her by stopping to listen to her voice. I recognize that I am a part of her, and that she is a part of me.

Being a father to children, I give thanks to my children who teach me to forgive and to live every moment to its' fullest.

Being a younger brother, I give thanks to my older siblings who gave my parents practice in raising children before I came along.

Being a husband, I give thanks to the most important goddess in my pantheon of deities: I love you Tina.

Having been a mentor these past years, I give thanks to my students who have taught me how to fine-tune my magickal ability through exploration of knowledge.

Having been a former christian minister, I give thanks to god for showing me His truth about Her.

Being a member of the pagan community of Florida, I give thanks to my equals who give me perspective in life....and have taught me the value of being like Tigger

I Am Thankful To The Goddess For All The Strenght I Was... Nov 26th. at 7:59:26 am EST

Chris J. Wood (Jenisson) Age: 38 - Email

I am thankful to the Goddess for all the strenght i was given,
for my everydays that's filled with blessings,
for the beautiful flowers that grows with her warmth
for her tender guidance she willingly gave...

i thank her also for the wondeful family and friends
who's been with me for all these trying times
for making me see the beauty before my eyes.

i also thank thee for giving me to you
my new found friend who lightens my evryday burden
who fought the same battle i feel each time
i am in pain, who made me smile from the heart
though, distance might have been so much of a reality
The Goddess made it all possible for us to be free.

So for all that is worth of her every blessings,
I thank you Chris, for the offering of friendship.

Blessed Be!

Thank You Brad And Melanie, Also A Thank You To Bran And... Nov 26th. at 12:56:45 am EST

Melisa Stonetower (Houston, Texas US) Age: 37 - Email

Thank you Brad and Melanie, also a thank you to Bran and Sindra, thank you for your paitence and guidence thru my times of apprehension, and of chaos. How I am to where I am now is due in a large part to you and your love, and infinite wisdom.

I Am Thankful For A Warm House, Food On The Table, And... Nov 25th. at 11:45:07 pm EST

Nephteri (Negaunee, Michigan US) Age: 51 - Email

I am thankful for a warm house, food on the table, and foremost, my family. I am thankful that I found this online community; I will never feel so lonly again. I am thankful that when my Goddess called, I was ready to answer.

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