As the year and the semester wind down, we can begin to move past the election. Within the great cycles of change, let us not forget to give thanks and remember our blessings no matter their amount of distance from us in time and space. During Samhain and Halloween the doors between worlds and possibilities are open. For Dia de los Muertos, the Jain New Year, All Saints Day and All Souls Day and Thanksgiving we are also reminded of the passage of time, loved ones, and standing on the threshold of new beginnings. But let us also draw upon the Hindu tradition of Diwali to celebrate the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. No matter how this year has been for you or the election results pan out, seek solace in faith, community, and tomorrow. The path begins with hope and thanks.
“Don’t wait until the fourth Thursday in November, to sit with family and friends to give thanks.
Make every day a day of Thanksgiving! —Charmaine J. Forde