Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Poem


Thank you, God, for everything,
The big things and the small.
For "every good gift comes from God"...
The giver of them all.
And all too often we accept, without any thanks or praise,
The gifts God sends as blessings, each day in many ways.
And so at this Thanksgiving Time, we offer up a prayer...
To thank you, God, for giving us a lot more than our share.

First, thank you for the little things
That often come our way,
The things we take for granted
But don't mention when we pray,
The unexpected courtesy, the thoughtful, kindly deed,
A hand reached out to help us in the time of sudden need.
Oh, make us more aware, dear God, of little daily graces
That come to us with "sweet surprise"
From never-dreamed-of places.

Then, thank you for the "Miracles"
We are much too blind to see,
And give us new awareness of our many gifts from Thee,
And help us to remember that the Key of Life and Living
Is to make each prayer a Prayer of Thanks
And every day Thanksgiving

~ Helen Steiner Rice ~



A very happy Thanksgiving to you all. May this day be filled with joy, hope, love and thankfulness.
 


4 comments:

Michele Morin said...

Oh, hooray for our friend Helen who had meter and rhyme for every occasion! Blessings to you, Abby.

Maureen said...

I always enjoy your posts, Abby. Have a blessed day!

Stephanie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, dear Abby. I am ever so thankful for you and your love for the Lord...you are a such a precious testimony.

Love and hugs to you!

Mrs.T said...

Lovely, meaningful poem, Abby! Thanks for sharing!