A Thankful Heart

Take nothing for granted, for whenever you do, the joy of enjoying is lessened for you.

For we rob our own lives much more than we know

When we fail to respond or in any way show

Our thanks for the blessings that daily are ours.

The warmth of the sun, the fragrance of flowers, the beauty of twilight,

The freshness of dawn, the coolness of dew on a green velvet lawn,

The kind little deeds so thoughtfully done,

The favors of friends and the love that someone unselfishly gives us in a myriad of ways,

Expecting no payment, no words of praise.

Great is our loss when we no longer find a thankful response to things of this kind.

For the joy of enjoying and the fullness of living

Are found in the heart that is filled with thanksgving.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!


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