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good morning messages
« on: June 10, 2008, 04:15:19 AM »

"Giving Thanks" is a Native American good morning message but reads as a prayer.  The book is by Chief Jake Swamp, illustrated by Erwin Printup, Jr. 

To be a human being is an honor, and we offer thanksgiving for all the gifts of life.

Mother Earth, we thank you for giving us everything we need.

Thank you, deep blue waters around Mother Earth, for you are the force that takes thirst away from all living things.

We give thanks to green grasses that feel so good against our bare feet, for the cool beauty you bring to Mother Earth's floor.

Thank you, good foods from Mother Earth, our life sustainers, for making us happy when we are hungry.

Fruits and berries, we thank you for your color and sweetness.  We are all thankful to good medicine herbs, for healing us when we are sick.

Thank you, all the animals in the world, for keeping our precious forests clean.  All the trees in the world, we are thankful for the shade and warmth you give us.  Thank you, all the birds in the world, for singing your beautiful songs for all to enjoy.

We give thanks to you, gentle Four Winds, for bringing clean air for us to breathe from the four directions.

Thank you, Grandfather Thunder Beings, for bringing rains to help all living things grow.

Elder Brother Sun, we send thanks for shining your light and warming Mother Earth.

Thank you, Grandmother Moon, for growing full every month to light the darkness for children and sparkling waters.

We give thanks, twinkling stars, for making the night sky so beautiful and for sprinkling morning dew drops on the plants.

Spirit Protectors of our past and present, we thank you for showing us ways to live in peace and harmony with one another.

And most of all, thank you, Great Spirit, for giving us all these wonderful gifts, so we will be happy and healthy every day and every night.

 
(Chief Jake Swamp is a founder of the Tree of Peace Society, an international organization promoting peace and conservation.  Chief Swamp has delivered the Thanksgiving Address throughout the world, as well as at the United Nations.  He was born on the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation in upstate New York, and now lives in Hogansburg, NY.)
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Re: good morning messages
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008, 11:42:33 AM »

Many Thanks Bredren Paco for showing that there are many ways to give thanks for the life we are gifted to be a part of.  The can~nection of a root view to the life force of things that surround us and our ability to see how very Important it is to sight our responsibilities as temporary inhabitants.  In many ways we as children of the Most I ask the same questions as we look for answers which are ultimately found the recognition of how inter wound our worlds are.

Many paths to the center of the circle where we are One.
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Re: good morning messages
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 05:20:05 PM »

thank you for sharing that with us broth Paco when i read that it it brought bad lots of good memories  when i was little.
Jah bless
ke
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