Lover of Life we give thanks for this and for every day we have. Even though we may wake in pain or angry or afraid or unsure, meditating on our blessings we are recalled to the much for which we have to be thankful. Lover of Life lead us in cherishing this life so much that we attend not only to giving thanks but adding to the reasons for others to give thanks each and every day. Let us set aside our pettiness and our peevishness and open the rusted gates of our hearts to one another, to live joyfully surprised by our differences and committed to creating together common ground. Lover of Life let us not cling to the hard-hearted belief that some deserve and some do not, that the blessings we enjoy are because we are better people than those who do not enjoy the same blessings. Instead, move us from our gladness for the gifts we know to sharing them. Lover of Life may we be whole-heartedly glad for this and every for every day we had, so glad and so grateful we dream and work for a peaceful and kind world, so glad and so grateful we nourish one another and nourish this earth, so glad and so grateful we craft our lives in thanksgiving each and every day. Amen.