Greetings, all. Today is Thanksgiving Day in the US. Among all the American holidays, this one is my favorite. Never mind the genesis and history of this tradition — some of it is not very pretty. What matters to me is the idea of thanksgiving.
Gratitude is one of the most healthy emotions we have. Life is not always nice but every now and then it is good for our mental health to pause and say, “I am thankful that I have so much to be thankful about.”
Here’s the Sanskrit mantra that expresses my core desire
- लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु
- Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu.
- May all beings be happy.
Happy Thanksgiving Day.