Beloved, may we remember with reverence and wonder the gifts that we have received in our lives, the teachers whose lessons we still use, the nurturers who reminded us of our essential goodness and our gifts, the strangers who were unexpectedly generous, the singer who shared a song, the storyteller whose stories gave us hope or let us escape, the dancers who helped us express grief and joy. We give thanks for these and their gifts. Beloved, may we remember with reverence and wonder the gifts we have been able to give in our lives, the wisdom we've been able to share, the times we have been able to hold or encourage another, the places we have been strangers and still been able to lend a hand or a bit of hope, the ways we have been able to join in community, the ways we have nurtured our earth, the times we have been needed and been able to help. We give thanks for these chances to give. Beloved, giving and receiving all our lives, may we dwell in thankfulness, living generously and fully each and every day. Amen.