Today my heart feels thankful. I have many reasons why my heart feels this way. Mother Earth has reached out her arms to me, I feel touched by clouds in the painted skys, the tricking streams, the roaring oceans the glorious moon the twinking stars and the land that my paws walk on and EVERYTHING that I see.
I am thankful for all the plants. I am thankful for all the heart beats, that shares this world with me. I am very thankful.
Sometimes in the big universe , one heart will connect to another. Souls can connect deeper, than the deepest ocean. If we listen, we can feel the rhythm of other hearts as they share our thankfulness.
I have a special Earth Friend. His name is Stubby ( Life of Stubby,) and he is 13 years wise. Do you know that when his little paws walk so gently on the earth, no one knows that he has even been there? Stubby has taught me to walk softly and gently. Whenever I walk through my forest, I hear the heart beat of the trees. I know that I am not the only one who has listened to the rhythm.. Stubby told me that he hears it too. Do you hear it?
Stubby is teaching me lessons about life. He has taught me that we never know the impact, that we are making in our world. Everything is connected to each other in one way or another. We are all part of the Earth- you and me- all of us. Yes, even the plants. Forever and ever. We are all part of the Earth.
One day, Stubby sent a message to his friends. Stubby said that "There is a time for everything." Stubby and his family, needed to slow down, and they needed to enjoy each and every moment. They needed to take a little rest, so that they could enjoy those "special moment things." I did not understand. And so with sadness and joy-(both at the same time,) my friends and I said goodbye- Just good-bye for now.
A few days later, I received a box in my mailbox. It was from Stubby. The box was a gift, and it was a little poster which had many words. The words had touched Stubbys heart, and he knew the words would touch my heart too. As you read the words below , maybe you will feel the words. The gift that Stubby sent to me is is called "Greetings and Thanks". Not only are the words special... but Stubby also taught me that- YES, there is a time for everything. Thank you my Stubby, my Special Earth Friend.
"GREETINGS AND THANKS, " "A daily Thanksgiving inspired bythe Onondaga Nation, Haudenosaunee"
Greetings and Thanks to each other as people To The Earth mother of all greetings & thanks To all the waters waterfalls & rain RIVERS & OCEANS greeting & thanks To all the FISH LIFE GREETINGS & THANKS the grains and greens BEANS & BERRIES as one we send thanks to FOOD PLANTS MEDICINE HERBS of the world and their keepers GREETINGS & THANKS TO ALL ANIMALS & thier teachings greetings & thanks THE TREES for shelter & shade fruit & beauty greetings & thanks TO ALL BIRDS large and small joyful greetings & thanks
And from the four directions THE FOUR WINDS thank you for purifying the air we breathe and giving us strength GREETINGS THE THUNDERERS our grandfathers in the sky We hear your voices GREETINGS & THANKS and now THE SUN for the light of a new day and all the fires of life GREETINGS & THANKS to our oldest grandmother THE MOON leader of women all over the world AND THE STARS for their mystery beauty and guidance GREETINGS & THANKS TO OUR TEACHERS from all times reminding us of how to live in harmony GREETINGS AND THANKS AND FOR ALL the gifts of creation for all the love around us GREETINGS AND THANKS And for that which is forgotten WE REMEMBER
WE END OUR WORDS NOW OUR MINDS ARE ONE A daily Thanksgiving inspired bythe Onondaga Nation, Haudenosaunee
Hi! I used to be three, but now I am six years old! I am a happy puggy.
I live in the forest, and I talk to the trees.
My wish for all the other little animals in the world- is that they have a "forever home", just like me.
I love being loved- and I wish it for you!