I’m Giving Thanks (off the cuff)

Red, Gilbert & Daisy (from L to R)

Thanks

I’m thankful for the life I’ve got
The life You’ve given me
For food and health and water-
Streaming forth with purity.

I’m thankful for the folk I know
And ones I’ve yet to meet
Those gentle souls who pass me by
As I stroll down the street.

I’m thankful for my one true love
My heart he holds with care
And trust I him, with all my thoughts
To him, my soul’s laid bare.

I’m thankful for the mom and dad
Who opened up my eyes
With invaluable lessons
Now, I’m grown, I realize.

I’m thankful for the creature-cats
Who populate our home
They snuggle up and keep us warm
Who needs a dog to come?

I’m thankful for the grace of God
Who put me on this earth
And blesses me continually
With mercies and with mirth.

Kathleen Mortensen©2008

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9 thoughts on “I’m Giving Thanks (off the cuff)

  1. I have a little plaque hanging in the kitchen that says “Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but rather the realization of what you already have.”This is true.

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  2. Thanks to you, everyone! I need another verse for all of you guys.Mizmell – a truer word was never spoken. I like simple things. Nothing makes me happier than cozying up by the fire with a good program on t.v. and my Honey and my cats for company. (Oh, and a cup of hot tea.)Kat

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