I wish you all a very pleasant holiday and may I just say this is a magnificent collection of loving, wise people. You have blessed me countless times with your words and images. I am a better person because of you!
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect
It is a time to be truly thankful for all you have
It is not about what you lost
Nor about what you never had
It is a day to bow your head and give many thanks
Many before you have suffered and gone without
You are blessed to have all that you do
Try to remember this as you sit with your family
Maybe even all alone
Praise your GOD for the bounty set out before you
For the beautiful sky
The Stars up above
For the food on your plate
Maybe just the drink in your hand
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Americans
Happy Thanksgiving in the name of Peace and Sharing to all of you who live in this world with us.
I’ve seen the change in him. His very words
have taken flight like little wingèd birds.
I could not know that all the hurt he spewed
would be retracted, attitude so crude
subtracted. Who, I ask, am I to doubt
this change? Forgiveness on my lips, I shout
to all the hills and treetops: Thank You, God,
for changing stones upon the path I trod
into soft slippers. Now I walk the wood
and notice where that poison tree once stood.
Yes, what I thought would never change has changed.
I see the puzzle pieces rearranged.
And so I learn to never give up hope,
to look, to raise my eyes toward that far slope
where God unwrapped a present just for me.
I tell Him Thank You, don’t ask Can this be?
Over at The Daily Post @ Wordpress.com one of the Daily Prompts is Play Lexicographer.
I thought I would try my hand at this game, using the theme of Veteran’s Day to invent new words to honor all the men and woman who have served our country. Here are a few words I have created …
Uvetidid - (you-vet-I-did) n.
I have been nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by
Onleilove @ http://wholeness4all.wordpress.com Thank you so much I do not know what it is that I did to inspire her but I know that her and you with your "Likes" inspire me each and every day. xo I could only list 15 but you know I was thinking of each one of you who has stopped by to say hello and to LIKE a post.
Just in case you may have thought
That I got busy and forgot
The kindness that you showed to me
That’s something that will never be
You gave your time, and awesome skill
Discouraged, I had been so ill
Directly answered prayers I spoke
Twas God who sent you, tears I choke
But tears of happiness are they
And gratefulness I cannot say
No words could ever be enough
Still here I try, though it is tough
How can I thank Him, sending you
For something so big, that you’d do?
It was so long, I’d lost my smile
I tell you, it had been awhile
But now that smile is big and bright
And you, I pray for every night
And never will there come a day
When those dear prayers, I won’t say
I love the fresh new look, here on 20 lines a day
So pleasing to the eye, that it takes my breath away
Well that may be exaggerated just a little bit
To find an honest rhyme, sometimes goes beyond my wit
At any rate, I thank you, dear Melissa we adore
For making this a place that leaves us coming back for more!
Now it’s my turn to say thank you for all the likes. I appreciate your kindness and supportive likes and comments greatly. I’m so grateful for this place to come and ‘babble’ in verse. LOL
Love and blessings…and many thanks!
Reading about the challenge,
The first thing that I came up with was cardamom,
Churned in the tea made by my mum.
Its aromatic pleasure,
It is nothing but treasure,
Lifting me up when everything is bad,
Whenever I am very very sad.
It would freshen up the day,
Keep every tension at bay.
Whenever I churn it, I add it,
The sweet aroma clears me up.
And when tea is poured in cup,
With the slight taste of cardamom,
I can do nothing but thank my mum.