Today is the Autumn Equinox, that magical date when sunlight and darkness are equally balanced. Mabon is a harvest festival, a time to give thanks to the Goddess for the life-sustaining bounty of the earth. And pour a special libation to the Green Man, whose nurturing husbandry has also fostered this abundance. The great lessons of Mabon are gratitude and thanksgiving -- attitudes we would do well to cultivate every day of the year.
Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. It makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
[The beautiful artwork "Autumnal Equinox" by Edward Aparicio is found here.]