I ask the blessing of this fall season on all I care about.
Blessing of the equinox sunlight at dawn that travels directly from the east and that sets in west
Blessings of the squirrel that rains down pine cone petals preparing for cold
Blessings of the raven keeping a careful eye on the garden
Blessing of the plants setting seed for next year
Blessing of the falling sycamore leaves in the yard
Blessings of the taste of freshly harvested corn
Blessings of the brightness of colour from pumpkins and squash
Blessings of the fall Santa Ana winds that blow.
Blessings of the crisp morning air
Be with me and those I love from the later dawn
Through the violet and pinks of twilight
Through the midnight blue of stars and night
To the next dawn of light.
I give thanks
I give thanks for my friends that have kept me going in dark times
I give thanks for the love I have been given
I give thanks for the family I have left
I give thanks for the family I was born into and what they taught me
I give thanks that I have the right to worship the goddesses and gods who call me
I give thanks that I can worship as I choose to do
I give thanks for the Earth that gives nourishment to me
I give thanks for the Air I breathe
I give thanks for clean Water to drink in a drought filled world
I give thanks for the Fire in my head and in my heart
I thank the animals who give their spirits to be food
I give thanks for the plants and seeds who give their spirits also
I give thanks for hands to hold and hearts to love
I give thanks for eyes that can see and ears that can hear
I give thanks for an August morning to give thanks in and
I give thanks for the ability to see and say and sing my thanks.
I give thanks.