Thankful

The table is brimming with good things to eat;

We’re surrounded by family and friends, what a treat!

The feelings that fill us today can’t be beat;

It’s Thanksgiving Day, and it all feels complete.

But other days, sometimes, things don’t seem so fine;

Those days are not polished and don’t seem to shine.

It’s then in our minds, we forget all the good;

And think of the things we would get, if we could.

On days when our thinking causes us dread;

If we could remember, it’s all in our head.

And not let our minds take our gratitude away;

Then we’d make every day like Thanksgiving Day.

 I’m thankful for my God. For his Son’s sacrifice,

For my parents & their sacrifices to give me my life.

I’m thankful for my siblings, though they drive me insane.

I’m thankful for my friends, each and every single name.

The old, the new and the ones I might meet today.

I’m thankful for my vehicle and my work trade.

 I’m thankful for the opportunity to live another day!

I’m thankful that boy didn’t take my life that day.

I’m thankful for the negative report that the doctor gave,

That cancer wouldn’t take me away.

I’m thankful for the freedom to worship & pray,

The stars in the night and the sun in the day.

 I’m thankful for freckles, for scars, imperfections;

And through them, the ability to be brave.

I’m thankful for the air in my lungs and with it I say,

What is it that you have to be thankful for today?

 

Abbi Horn/Christ Follower/Daughter/Friend/29:11 Leader

(Picture and text created by Vince Brown)