Find something in your neighborhood that is a gift from God (you won’t have to look far) and celebrate it. Celebrate the clean water you have to drink, the food you eat, the soil that provides the possibility of food. Find one good thing and create a liturgy of celebration. Invite others to join you for the celebration of thanksgiving.
Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, Farming as a Spiritual Discipline and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. Ragan’s articles and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines including Triathlete, The Oxford American, and Books & Culture. He works to live the good life with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.