Gratitude, gratefulness, thanksgiving…all themes with the same goal. Appreciation for what we have over desires for what we want. Sounds good, so why is so hard to keep it in practice?
Just some thoughts to ponder during this holiday week.
I’m sharing another poem I wrote a couple of years ago for Thanksgiving. It doubles as a prayer so I guess you can read it with your eyes closed if you so desire for the full effect if you can.
Thank You Heavenly Father
Thank You for the breath in my lungs, a spark in my mind and praise on my tongue.
Thank You for food on the table, friends to enjoy and a body that’s able.
Thank You for love we can share, hugs to embrace and words of great care.
Thank You for songs that inspire, laughter that frees and poems that inquire.
Thank You for babies so pure, innocence witnessed and curiosity stirred.
Thank You for a new day to start over, fresh choices to make and a chance to recover.
Thank You for the will to go on, to continue this battle till death brings me Home.
Thank You for Your plan for my life, including the trials, the pain and the strife.
Thank You for not leaving me me, but stretching me more so Jesus is seen.
Thank You for wanting me by Your side, enough that You came and suffered and died.
Thank You for Your book I can read, the choice to decide to be slave or be free.
Thank You for choosing me as one of Your own and now using me to tell of Your Son.
Thank You for words that bolster another, encouragement to lift a sister or brother.
Thank You again for breath in my lungs, and a vision to see Your kingdom to come.
In Jesus’s mighty name I pray. AMEN