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Endless Thanks



“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”

― Meister Eckhart




In this week of giving thanks, let’s keep it simple, much as the words of Meister Eckhart above suggest. Let’s not add conditions to our thanks, not ask to receive while we are giving. Let’s just be generous and sincere with our words of gratitude.

And oddly enough in this crazy year, there is still much to be thankful for. Maybe this year has made those things even more apparent to us, made us appreciate the small wonders in our lives.

The hug of a friend. A kind word or other small courtesy from a stranger. The eyes that carry the smile hidden behind someone’s mask.

It doesn’t take much effort to see how these small things add great depth to our lives. And it takes even less to acknowledge our thanks.

So, that being said, I extend my thanks to you for spending a moment with me this morning.

I really do appreciate it.

Have a good day and show some gratitude to those around you even though it’s only the day before Thanksgiving. You don’t have to wait for tomorrow nor be stingy with your thanks. There is an endless supply of them available to us and they work perfectly fine for every other day of the year.



Some added online info on Meister Eckhart:

Meister Eckhart (1260- 1327) was a Germany mystic, theologian and philosopher. Eckhart taught a radical religious philosophy of seeing God in all. His mystical experiences and practical spiritual philosophy gained him a popular following, but it also caused him to be tried for heresy by a local inquisition. Despite having writings condemned as heretical, he remains an important source of mystical experience within the Christian tradition.

I would like to throw heretics on my list of folks to thank, please and thank you.

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