Sunday, November 23, 2008

Gratitude



May we be grateful each day for the wonderful things God gives us.



More Than A Day



As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we're poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.

We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We're wealthy, when push comes to shove.

So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you've got;
Realize it's a lot,
And you'll make all your cares go away.

By Karl Fuchs



32 comments:

artis1111 said...

I think I still have the dinner on my thighs from two years ago. Heee Kathy

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Thanks for the giggle Sally! No thanksgiving traditions or celebrations here, but the thought of the turkey and stuffings is enough to start!

jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, Please come over and have coffee and pumpkin bread with me. Wouldn't that be a treat for us? Wear your coat. Brrr.

Yes, time does get away from us. The poem is a good reminder to realize what we have for sure. Nice post for the pre-Thanksgiving days.

Hugs...Jeanne

Picket said...

Oh that was a good one girl! lol Those are grapevine balls I get from Hobby Lobby..I just cut long strips of ribbon and threaded it thru and thumb tacked it to the ceiling at the different heights....don't take much to make me happy! lol lol Have a great day sweetie!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Sally, a wonderful post and poem for today.. Yes... we should thank God everyday for all of our blessings.. and live by his love!!!
Hugs, Baba

judicreations said...

Good Morning Sally
That joke makes me think thats for sure. I'm sure it is a reminder for us all to be thankful and grateful throughout the year. Thanksgiving shouldn't be the reminder but an added special day to lifelong, all time gratitude.

Thats a lovely poem....thank you for sharing.
Hope this is a special Sunday for you.
Judi

Dawn said...

I look forward to your jokes. They always make me smile :)

That was a lovely poem and yes, I know I have very much to be thankful for.

take care,
Dawn

jcdisciple said...

Very true!! Thanks for sharing today.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

I am so thankful everyday :). Have a wonderful day.

Charli and me said...

Good morning Sally, I loved your post. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Your right. Each and everyone of us have so much to be thankful for.

Alex said...

Hi Sally...hope you're having a good weekend. As always, love the cartoon post! :)

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Great fun post.!
Diane

squawmama said...

Good Morning Sally... Loved the joke and the poem... Just wonderful... I really like this kind of stuff during the holidays...Have a blessed Sunday...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

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Cherdecor said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Sally! Maybe we are thankful everyday but on Thanksgiving, we say it! That is probably what happens in many of our homes. Thanks for the cartoon.

Neabear said...

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Joyfull said...

What a great reminder of how blessed we are! Thanks for sharing.

Clif said...

Dead Center! As always your post is excellent. You put a smile on my face and then gave me something to meditate on. Thanks!

Barbara H. said...

Love that poem (song?) I've never heard it before.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Cute cartoon! I like the poem too.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Katherine

char72 said...

Great poem Sally. Yes, we have so much to be thankful for. I guess it's good to have one day a year to really focus on that, but I think we need to be aware of it every day.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.
Charlotte

Chris said...

Very nice, Sally. Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday.


Chris

bj said...

Thanks so much, sweet Sally...this is a wonderful Thanksgiving post...
love, bj

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is very true, Sally! I'm also trying to really take the time to be thankful about things small and great.

BTW, I'm a new blogger, and I'd like to participate in your Blue Monday post this week. I'm not sure I know what I need to do, so if you would kindly email me at my blog name at gmail, I would love to participate with you this week.

Thanks so much!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Joyfulsister said...

LOL.. I had to get my funnies fix once again *smile* Thanks Sal!!! Wow gove aways Yay!! I am going to check it out. I love the Poem Sistah.

Hugz Lorie

Ruthie said...

Love the poem - and the cartoon really gave me a smile. Thanks for sharing those special things.
Hugs. Ruthie

nikkicrumpet said...

We should be grateful more than one day a year...but if we ate like that more than one day a year I'd need a crane to get my butt off the chair!

Cathy said...

A very nice post, Sally, thanks ~

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

That is a perfect poem for this time of year. Thank-you so much for being a big part of Spiritual Sunday.
Hugs,
Ginger

Shimmy Mom said...

Love the poem. Great post!!!
*hugs*

Jill said...

Hi Sally I had to come over to your blog because every where I go in blogland there you are on the comment forms!! I wanted to follow you but you don't have that widget so I will add you to my blog roll. Hope you do the same. We have lots of mutual friends! Happy Blue Monday!