As we all are approaching Thanksgiving Day...and running about finishing up shopping, cleaning and decorating...I wanted to take time to share this poem by
Helen Steiner Rice...entitled
" A Prayer of Thanks".
Thank You, God, for everything
I've experienced here on earth
Thank You for protecting me
from the moment of my birth-
And thank You for the beauty
around me everywhere,
The gentle rain and glistening dew,
the sunshine and the air,
The joyous gift of "feeling"
the soul's soft, whispering voice
That speaks to me from deep within
and makes my heart rejoice-
Oh, God , no words are great enough
to thank You for just living,
And that is why every day
is a day for real thanksgiving...
Beautiful Heather over at PresentPastCollections asked on her blog what we are thankful for...I just wanted to share this with all of you...because for me it sums up my feelings of Thanksgiving! But I also wanted to give just a small glimpse into what makes me Thankful...everyday! I am thankful for many things...which I realize we all are about the same and give thanks for many of the same things...I for one am Thankful for living in a free country that allows me the "freedom" to LOVE Our Lord and Savior with all my heart without having to worry about looking over my shoulder. I also am thankful for the men and women and families that give of their lives and energies every day...so we can all be FREE to do what we do. I am thankful for a wonderful loving husband who loves me and lets me be "me" (which I'm sure can be nail-biting at times). Along with 2 wonderful children who have shown me how to love unconditionally and for the 2 wonderful people they chose to spend the rest of their lives with. I am also grateful for 2 very loving parents who showed me what love is...I miss them everyday. I am thankful for my sister...who probably knows me just a little too well...and for my 4 awesome nephews...and watching them each find themselves. I am truly thankful for glorious friends who love me...in spite of myself...and for new friends I've never physically met...but are a constant source of inspiration and fun everyday...of course that would leave me "thankful" for blog land...in which I am.
Here is wishing each and everyone of you a blessed and meaningful Thanksgiving...I pray each of you has time to reflect on what makes you Thankful...I know I was happy to take Heather's challenge...she made me really think...and for that I am also very Thankful!
Blessings to each of you and many, many Thanks for being my new found friends...you are all very special to me in so many ways.
Happy, Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours....