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Happy Birthday, To Me…

Posted on: April 26th, 2018 by Alden No Comments

It’s my 61st birthday. So give yourself or a friend a present… a copy of This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day. Yes, it’s a birthday sale! And CCAR Press is offering 30% off on This Grateful Heart. On Thursday, April 26, 2018, go to grateful.ccarpress.org  and use the promo code Alden30 at checkout. It’s valid for 24 hours only and takes 30% off the retail price, making it $10.46, plus shipping.

Thank you for your support of my work. I am, indeed, a Grateful Heart.

Giving Thanks
To whom shall I give this grateful heart,
This joy that shines through the center of my being?
To you my friends,
Who hold me, support me and carry me along the way.
To You, my G-d,
Source of strength and hope.

To whom shall I give these praising lips,
This gladness that echoes from the depths of my voice?
To you my friends,
Who teach me, guide me, and honor me along the way.
To You, my G-d,
Source of wisdom and truth.

To whom shall I give these powerful hands,
This energy that infuses my bone and sinew?
To you my friends.
Together we will build this world into a temple of justice and peace.
To You, my G-d.
Together we will bring the light of holiness and love.

Blessed are you, my friends,
In our moments of celebration together
And our moments of service to each other.
Blessed are You, G-d of All Being,
Source of my life,
Creator of joy and gratitude.

© 2017 CCAR Press from This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day

 

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