Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Thankful Heart

Take nothing for granted,
    for whenever you do
The "joy of enjoying"
    is lessened for you --
For we rob our own lives
    much more than we know
When we fail to respond
    or in any way show
Our thanks for the blessings
    that daily are ours...
The warmth of teh sun,
    the fragrance of flowers,
The beeauty of tiwlight,
    the freshness of dawn,
The coolness of dew
    on a green velvet lawn,
The kind little deeds
    so thoughtfully done,
The favors of friends
    and the love that someone
Unselfishly gives us
    in a myriad of ways,
Expecting no payment
    and no words of praise --
Oh, great is our loss
    when we no longer find
A thankful response
    to things of this kind,
For the joy of enjoying
    and the Fullness of living
Are found in the heart
    that is filled with Thanksgiving.

~Helen Steiner Rice

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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