I have used this blessing for our Thanksgiving meal and on retreats. Rereading its words this past week reminded me of God’s goodness, grace, and lavished unconditional love. I am grateful for all of you, for life, and God’s amazing gifts.
May these words by Joyce Rupp from her wonderful book, Out of the Ordinary, bless you and yours also.
May an abundance of gratitude burst forth as you reflect upon what you have received.
May thanksgiving overflow in your heart, and often be proclaimed in your prayer.
May you gather around the table of your heart the ardent faithfulness, kindness, and goodness of each person who is true to you.
May the harvest of your good actions bring forth plentiful fruit each day.
May you discover a cache of hidden wisdom among the people and events that have brought you distress and sorrow.
May your basket of blessings surprise you with its rich diversity of gifts and its opportunities for growth.
May all that nourishes and resources your life bring you daily satisfaction and renewed hope.
May you slow your hurried pace of life so you can be aware of, and enjoy, what you too easily take for granted.
May you always be open, willing, and ready to share your blessings with others.
May you never forget the Generous One who loves you lavishly and unconditionally.
May we all be grateful today and always!