How do you give thanks this time of year

Thanks for freedom fortune good cheer

Thanks for full stomachs warm safe houses

Thanks for art and passions it arouses


Thanks for families their sacred presence

Thanks to lovers who give their essence

Warmest of seasons time for reflection

Stay conscious and check your direction


Time to acknowledge appreciate

The good fortune filling your plate

As you recline enjoy the repast

Realize abundance can crash


Look news see all the trouble

This tinderbox could burst your bubble

Incendiary spots need resources you bring

So many trapped all they do is cling

“Thanks” in Thanksgiving for what you bring

Thanks for giving that makes others sing

Acknowledge honor the privilege we share

Take care of others with souls thin and bare


What special blessings do you have this year to be thankful for?

Are there ways in which your inner dialogue prevents you from being appreciative of others and yourself?

– Stewart Levine ©

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I have always been a seeker, always looking for the answers to what seekers ponder. I can remember Dr. Maxwell Maltz and Psychocybernetics; Dr. Carl Rogers On Becoming a Person. Moving through my legal training and practicing law the focus was always about people and how to better their lives. All that searching, reading, studying and introspective work culminated in this collection of daily readings for seekers.

My work in the world has progressed from fighting legal cases to mediating divorces to helping people understand the essentials of relationship and collaborating to these poems. How can we collaborate effectively and work with each other in harmony to create the world we seek. How can we mindfully enable this world to become a place that works for all.

My prayer is that through introspection using these poems as a guide we can all grow together in making the world the Heaven on Earth we all aspire toward.

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