From the editor’s desk: Thanksgiving

In case you’re just tuning in now, I’ve been experimenting with a weekly short message from the editor on a timely topic. Are these posts working for you? Let me know. This week the topic is Thanksgiving.

This Thursday in the U.S. we celebrate Thanksgiving, which provides an opportunity to set or renew a practice of noticing and giving thanks. When we give thanks we make connection.  When we give thanks we invite in joy.  When we give thanks we notice what we already have.

The things we fail to notice – the small things – are the things that knit our world together, and help to keep us whole. Today, I will make it a practice to notice, and give thanks. -T. Thorn Coyle

In the midst of pregnancy and birth, and all of its heartaches and heartburn, there is so much to be grateful for — hearing a heartbeat in utero, a caring moment with a healthcare provider, a baby’s first cry…  Here’s someone else’s list of 8 Things To Be Thankful for During Pregnancy . What are you thankful for?




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About Sarah Whedon

Sarah Whedon is founding editor of Pagan Families, the author of Birth on the Labyrinth Path: Sacred Embodiment in the Childbearing Year, and former Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious History at Cherry Hill Seminary. Sarah’s teaching, research, and advocacy work center around topics of spirituality, feminism, and reproduction. She makes her home in the Boston area with her partner and their children.