In honor of Thanksgiving, I offer this prayer that my wife stumbled upon while reading this morning's newspaper. It comes from Dear Abby and eloquently sums up my feelings on a day when I take pause from the turkey and stuffing and the wall-to-wall football games to count my many blessings:
We thank thee for food and remember the hungry;
We thank thee for health and remember the sick;
We thank thee for freedom and remember the enslaved.
May these remembrances stir us to service,
That the gifts to us may be used for others. Amen.