As we celebrate thanksgiving we remember & give thanks to all who have contributed to our lives.
In Aikido we are reminded of this daily. In our training we consider the principle of the Four Gratitudes.
I. The Universe/Divine-the source of all life.
II. Our Ancestors & Parents who are responsible for our existence.
III. Nature which provides daily sustenance.
IV. Other human beings who help us in our daily lives as contributors to our society.
Thanks to all who have contributed to my life.