For years I have stumbled at that moment when our family and friends have gathered together for Thanksgiving. Holding hands, I hand this prayer to our newest friend or family member and cherish the moment, thanks to Ralph Waldo Emerson:
Thanksgiving by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
For each new morning with its light.
For rest and shelter of the night.
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything thy goodness sends.