A Mystical Mini Prayer
Most prayers are too long, heavily loaded with words.
So simply pray, “Thank you.”
Say it to your hungry appetite just before eating.
Say it to a glass of fresh water you’re about to drink.
Say it to your body after a good bowel movement.
Say it to your armchair when sinking into her supple embrace.
Say it to the sun for a splendorous bright day.
Say it to the hot water of your shower or tub.
Say it to the coffee in your cup for its invigorating zest.
Say it to whatever you’ve lost upon finding it.
Say it as a toast when raising a glass to a dear friend.
Say it in restaurants or stores to the stranger who serves you.
Say it to those you love and those you find difficult to love.
And yes, say it even to pain and to suffering you might not understand.
But of this mini prayer—beware!
Usually, it’s so thoughtlessly robotic.
So before you say/pray it,
go to the filling station and
fill up its two holy words to overflowing
with sincere love and gratefulness.
Saints are made by praying it night and day.
Treasure this pint-size prayer
mystically hiding this awesome truth:
“Everything in life,
is gift, gift, gift!”
Thursday is Thanksgiving,
as every day should be.
To all friends who visit the Haystack,