Thank you for this body to experience my life here on Mother Earth.
Thank you for Grandfather Sun to warm me, and to light the path of my journey.
Thank you for Mother Earth to ground, nurture and sustain me.
Thank you for the wind to caress me, soothe me, excite me, and bring me inspiration.
Thank you for the water to quench my thirst, and cleanse me inside and out.
Thank you for the plants and minerals that nurture and sustain me.
Thank you for my brother and sister animals, and their offerings of knowledge, wisdom, guidance, and physical sustenance.
Thank you to all my relations, family, friends, ancestors, for their offered opportunities to enrich my life in countless ways.
Thank you for the experience of compassion and love, for myself and others.
Thank you for the realization that the only limits I have are the ones I impose upon myself.
Thank you for the opportunity to steward a part of Mother Earth, and to enjoy it in a natural way.
Great Spirit, thank you for all these blessings, and others that I hold in my heart but haven’t expressed.
~Edward Howell – 2007