This is a re-post. I am also very grateful and thankful for our U.S. military, who serve us at home and abroad so thanklessly all year, and for our first responders, who do the same at home!!
I’m thankful for the flowers.
I’m grateful for the trees.
I’m awestruck with all nature
And all its wondrous beauty.
I’m thankful for the animals,
For the ones so wild and free,
And for those who life as friends
Among us, loving me.
Blubbertail in the window
I’m thankful for the heavens
And their great bright starry host.
And I’m grateful for the seasons;
There’s not one I don’t love the most.
I’m thankful for the valleys,
And the mountains soaring so high,
And I’m grateful for the oceans
And the water’s abundant supply.
I’m thankful for my family,
My children, bright and strong,
And how my spouse still loves me
When I am in the wrong.
And I’m grateful for the people
Whose love will never end,
Both family and others,
The ones I’m proud to call “Friend.”
Our Family Portrait, 2008
I’m mostly thankful, though, Lord,
For the love I’ve come to know
In the ways You gently touch my heart
And cause me to quietly grow.
I’m grateful also, dear Lord,
For the gifts You’ve given me,
And the way You teach me how to use them
So you can set other spirits free.
I’m thankful for it all, Lord,
For this life that I call “Mine,”
And I’m asking You to help me
To be thankful more of the time.
And I’m asking You to shake me up
When I have a bad attitude,
That others might be drawn to You
Through my life of humble gratitude.