When thankfulness o'erflows the swelling heart, and breathes in free and uncorrupted praise for benefits received, propitious Heaven takes such acknowledgement as fragrant incense, and doubles all its blessings."
We give without expectation, and we give thanks without expectation... and then watch in amazement and wonder at all the gifts we receive from the universe. It is a beautiful thing.
Tonight I am attending a special Interfaith service of light. Many different faiths and religious holidays will be represented, and the common theme among them all is gratitude on this Thanksgiving eve. I am grateful for this spiritual community, and the opportunity for all of us to come together and give thanks.