Giving thanks for abundance
is sweeter than the abundance itself:
Should one who is absorbed with the
be distracted by the gift?
Thankfulness is the soul of beneficence;
abundance is but the husk,
for thankfulness brings you to the place where the Beloved lives.
If there ever was a holiday that could be called a holiday of Jubilee, it is Thanksgiving.
Hoarding abundance, excess in itself is never the celebration of Jubilee. Like the great Muslim Sufi prophet, Rumi, proclaims, that is the husk.
In the midst of darkness, in chaos, in tumult - the gift of Thanksgiving is two-fold.
The gift is knowing gratitude. The gift is acknowledging the reality that our loving God has given us a rich and abundant world and we are closest to the Creator when we share that abundance among all of us.
On Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for you.
Wishing you every blessing,