Giving Thanks for what We Have

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Articles, Music, Rev Kess
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Over in the United States, where I live, we are preparing celebrate Thanksgiving, a holiday full of food, food, and more food. It is also supposed to be a time to give thanks for what we have – family, friends, and whatever else we are thankful for. Far too often we, Americans at least, have forgotten what it means to be thankful and truly celebrate this holiday.

My bills-paying-job is managing at a retail environment. I deal with people day in and day out, whether I want to or not. Often times I don’t want to. I help them find what they are looking for and bringing them a little light along the way. I do not bring my religion or spiritual beliefs into direct play when I am work. To me that would be inappropriate. I do focus on the customer and their needs, to bring them that little bit of happiness that they might need to get through the day.

It is a thankless job, not the least reason being that I am in management. But it is a job that I mostly enjoy and hope that others can benefit from my leadership as well as my attention to the needs of our customers. I see myself as someone who might shed a small bit of sunshine in their otherwise gloomy day. It is something that I am thankful.

Our friends to the North, the Canadians, also celebrate a day of thanksgiving. They do so just a little earlier than we do. I cannot speak for them, but I believe that over all they honor the idea of thanksgiving much better than most citizens of the United States. All over the world, at various times and for various religious, spiritual, or even political reasons, people celebrate some kind of day of thanks. It is something that we as human beings do, even those who do not believe in a higher power or a divine entity (trying to embrace my atheist and agnostic friends here).

I don’t want to sound all preachy here. That is not what I want to do with this blog. I want to share music and books and points of view with you, the reader. I want to jump around and share what excites me about the Pagan world, and even what ticks me off about it. I want to do something with this blog that will interest you! (Comments are always welcome.)

But I do want to give thanks. First to Moon Books and Trevor Greenwood for making this blog possible. Second to all of you who are or will be reading these words. Third to all of those who have supported me to get where I am now – friends and family alike. Fourth to all those who have doubted me and my abilities – you helped make me who I am today.

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I love the timing of the start of this new blog series for Moon Books! I am the author of the magical realism fiction series, Dark of the Moon, New Beginnings. I received the log in instructions for my part of this project during the dark of the moon, so definitely a new beginning! This is going to be fun, informative (especially for me), and a great opportunity all around for the readers of Moon Books and those who visit the blogs! Trevor’s goal is to turn this into one of the premiere sites for Pagan and Pagan-friendly blogging on the internet. I’m honored to be a part of it!

RevKess (c) Cei Loofe

I suppose an intro is necessary. I’ve not been published by Moon Books, so I imagine some of you are like “who is this guy? why is he writing here?” I’m a Pagan Witch with over 25 years of experience under my belt. I was one of the first initiates of the Covenant of Kernunnos Tradition (based in Colorado, USA). I am one of the cofounders of the Pagan Alliance Network (based in Nebraska, USA). I am also one of the lead hosts of the Pagan-Musings Podcast Channel on BlogTalkRadio. I could go on and on and on, and probably will in the future, about things that might show you that I am worth reading, but I would rather learn that as we go. Who knows, I might suddenly change my mind on something and cause you (and me!) to think about something in different light.

As one of the hosts of Murphy’s Magic Mess, the worlds longest running Pagan content radio program (listen live at www.kzum.org on Sunday mornings at 9am US Central Time), I have a love of music. New Age and Pagan and more! I’m hoping to share all kinds of music reviews with you as I write this. I’ll also include book reviews, interviews, and whatever else strikes me as something Moon Bookers might be interested in.

Until next time, happy winter holidays and Blessings upon you!

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