As I prepare for the celebration tomorrow with my family, I feel grateful for this uniquely American holiday.
It doesn't matter your faith, your culture, your citizenship status, your political party, where you live or what you look like - we all have something to be thankful for, and we all can celebrate Thanksgiving. It is truly an Interfaith holiday.
For there is so much to be thankful for. If you are reading this, you are alive. Any animal or plant that still lives today is grateful for another day.
And each day, each moment, holds new possibility. Each day brings rain or sun, snow or wind. It is life flowing to us, the cycle of life on this planet. It bring times of challenge and times of beauty so precious we cry.
If for nothing else, I am thankful to be alive on this sacred and beautiful planet, with its redwood trees, its humpback whales, its tiny chamomile flowers, its life-giving drops of water, and astounding snow-capped mountain peaks.
And there is so much more that I am grateful for, when I open my eyes and see all that I am blessed with.
Including you - though I may not have met you in person, I am thankful that you are here on this planet with me, and we can share this moment of gratitude.