In celebrating our blessings, it is tempting sometimes to slip into guilt that perhaps our abundance comes from the suffering of others. It is a difficult karmic reconciliation to make. We are born into circumstance, whether it be privilege or poverty. Our path is to make the most with what we are given. It is not wrong to celebrate our good fortune – it is merely a call to continue our work towards a greater world for all. Let us be thankful for our opportunity to do better by each other, and to rededicate ourselves to the mission of our lives. For shared blessings we give thanks. Blessed Be, and Amen.