Thanksgiving Remembrance -

Our Beloved Friend Zip

Thanksgiving Remembrance and Prayer of Gratitude and Love

For All the Love and Joy Our Beloved Zippy Brought to Us…

Thanks, for your unconditional love…

Thanks, for protecting our family…

Thanks, for the joy you expressed everyday…

Thanks, for all the hugs you shared…

Thanks, for your loyalty and friendship…

Thanks, for never complaining about my cooking (or anything else) …

and most of all, thanks for choosing us to be your adopted family… (you were smart enough to know not to bark at the shelter, so we would pick you above all the rest)

Rest in Peace, Dear Zip…


In the spirit of humility we give thanks for all that is.

We thank the great spiritual beings who have shared their wisdom.

We thank our ancestors who brought us to where we are now.

We are grateful for the opportunity to walk this planet, to breathe the air, to taste the food, to experience sensations of a human body/mind, to share in the wonder that is life.

We are grateful for the natural world that supports us, for the community of humankind that enables us to do many wondrous things.

We are grateful that we are conscious, that as intelligent beings we can reflect upon the many gifts we have been given.    ~ Unknown

Enjoy this beautiful tribute from all our beloved friends…

Dedicated to Zippy whose memory will forever remain in our hearts and minds.

Be Thankful – Thanksgiving Poem

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.
It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

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