A Thanksgiving State of Mind

One day out of many
A day when it ranks
High on our list -
To give other's our thanks

Our friends and our parents
Our children at home
We see them in person
Or call on the phone

A meal is created
From recipes grand
Each family member
Lending a hand

Then the table is spread
With sale flyers galore
Christmas is coming -
So much to adore

This one day of thanks
Soon pales in the light
Of Christmas gift specials
And clothing sized right

But if you but once dare to look
With the least possible scrutiny
You may find we've all failed
Lost in gratitude mutiny

Each day there's a reason
To offer our praise
To tell someone thank you
To make someone's day

Don't wait for that one day
For it might be too long
Just offer your thanks - now
In word - or in song

Don't stand in the midst
Of resentment and pain
There is reason to thank
And blessings to gain

There is thanks after Thursday
A day set to remind
Thanksgiving should come often
One day at a time

- Glenn A. Hascall -

[ by: Glenn A. Hascall Copyright © 2003 (cmi@prairieweb.com) -- submitted by Glenn Hascall ]


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