I give thanks and praises to you this day for your presence in my life and my heart. I give thanks for your many gifts to us…
Starting with the Great Wheel of the Year,
Blessed is your gift of the Springtime…
For the gift of the seed in the ground
That bursts through the cold, dark soil;
For the renewal of life and the return of the Green.
Blessed is your gift of the Summertime…
Humming and buzzing with life
And the ripening.
Blessed is your gift of Autumn, so dear and sweet right now…
The cooling and the clearing,
Swirling, falling leaves of gold and crimson;
Birds on the wing,
And the harvest gratefully gathered in.
Blessed is your gift of the Winter, coming soon…
The icy winds that sweep clean the world;
The bare trees that reveal the glittering stars;
Silent roots growing deep within the land;
Sleeping, resting, going within;
The surrender to the dreaming dark.