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Monday, October 11, 2021

Thanks Giving

Hmmm . . . Throwing a Party or Thanksgiving? Which to choose...
I decided to go with Thanksgiving, just because I’m SO grateful for so many things this year!
Including you, my good friends!

‘Please bow your head and all give thanks for blessings you’ve been given,’
I did as I was told, then thought of this old life I’m live-n.
I’ve fam-i-ly, that’s number one and a modicum of wealth,
And food to eat and clothes to wear and yes, I’ve got my health.
There’s things that I can do that make each day diverse and fun,
And friends and family to help (that keep me on the run).
I’ve tales and articles to write and some to read as well,
And always there’s a grandchild near and stories I can tell.
I’ve got my job, I’ve got my faith, I’m grateful for them both,
And even problems when they come, assuring spiritual growth.
I’m grateful for my childhood, and parents I hold dear,
And all my precious memories that still remain so clear.
My friends both near and far I simply could not do without,
I’m grateful for their caring, even when they bawl me out!
I’m grateful for my country and the freedoms I enjoy,
And happy, too, that I can choose just how I’ll be employed.
My list goes on and on and, yes, it truly humbles me,
When I think of all I have and all that I can be,
And so, today, you’ll find me, folding arms, with eyes shut tight,
For blessings I’ve been given...I thank Him with all my might!


Photo Credit: Karen of bakinginatornado.com
Cause Mondays do get knocked a lot,
With poetry, we all besought
To try to make the week begin
With gentle thoughts,
Perhaps a grin?
So KarenCharlotteMimi, me
Have crafted poems for you to see.
And now you’ve read what we have wrought…
Did we help?
Or did we not?


Next week is different, you’ll agree,
We’ll share a meatloaf memory!



Thinking of joining us for Poetry Monday?

We'd love to welcome you!
Topics for the next few weeks...
Throw a Party (October 11) (Also Canadian Thanksgiving!) Today!
Meatloaf Appreciation (October 18)
Opera (October 25)
New Lease (November 1)
Puns (November 8) 
Clean Out Your Refrigerator (November 15) 
Your favorite record (or) best stereo or record player ever (November 22)

Chia Pets (November 29)

8 comments:

  1. Lovely thanksgiving poem, and you're so rigth.

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  2. I love this and I always will love your spirit. Blessings.

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving. Yes, we have so much to be grateful for, maybe more than ever.

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving! Showing gratitude fills the heart.

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. You are so blessed.

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