I thank you for anything which happened to me
which made me feel that life is really and truly worth living.
I thank you for all the laughter which was in today.
I thank you, too, for any moment
in which I saw the seriousness and the meaning of life.
I thank you very specially for those I love,
and for those who love me,
and for all the difference it has made to me to know them,
and for all the happiness it brings to me to be with them….
Through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.
William Barclay,1907-1978, minister in the Church of Scotland
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
whom he has redeemed from trouble
and gathered in from the lands,
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.