United in loving the world, what simple gifts are we grateful for this Thanksgiving? Wishing us all JOY in our interconnectedness!
“For the ground on which I stand — whether it’s the kind that grows greenery or the kind in which my soul can take root.
For the people who’ve supported me — from those who know me well and love me nonetheless to strangers who offered help in a moment of need.
For the natural world, which really does make things pretty — a beauty to which I often turn for solace, healing, inspiration, and peace.
The only way to keep a gift alive is to pass it along. So on Thanksgiving Day this year — in a world where so many have been deprived of so much — Let us give thanks by finding more ways to share the abundance we have been given."
(Borrowed from and inspired by the reflections of Parker Palmer)
"This Changes Everything" is a movie by Avi Lewis and partner Naomi Klein based on her book of the same name. It starts in some theatres across Canada and US on Oct. 9. It presents portraits of seven communities on the front lines including the Alberta Tar Sands. Interwoven with the stories is Klein's narration connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. It is on over Thanksgiving weekend in Ottawa at the Mayfair Theatre. You can learn more about the movie at its site http://thefilm.thischangeseverything.org/about/.
The Screenings link will show you where and when it is playing.