We return thanks to the rivers and streams which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life. …
We return thanks to the sun, that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in who is embodied all goodness, and who directs all things for the good of his children.”
~ Iroquois traditional