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A Thanksgiving Prayer

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“Oh God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry; when I have work, help me to remember the jobless; when I have a warm home, help me to remember the homeless; when I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer; and remembering, help me to destroy my complacency and bestir my compassion. Make me concerned enough to help, by word and deed those who cry out for what we take for granted … Amen.”
 – Samuel F. Pugh

Wherever this post finds you … on the road, at home or at work … at the dinner table, in front of the television or (shudder) lining-up for Black Friday bargains … have a safe, happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

There's a saying around here, something like, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" That's me. I'm a 'dang Yankee from back-east' who settled in the Lone Star State after some extended stays in the eastern U.S., and New Mexico. I worked as an archaeologist for a few years before dusting off my second major in English, and embarking on a 25-year career in journalism. Since then, I've embraced the dark side of the force, and now work in PR for a community college in Midland, Texas.

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One Response to “A Thanksgiving Prayer”

  1. Amen, indeed.

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