Are you truly THANKFUL,
For each and every day;
THANKFUL for another chance,
THANKFUL in every way?
Perhaps your life is very hard,
There is a lot piled-high upon your plate;
Not enough hours in the day,
Some things will just have to wait.
Or maybe your health is failing,
And, not much that you can do;
Still, you want to be optimistic,
You don’t want to sit around and cry, “Boo-Hoo”.
Have your finances dwindled,
Now, you don’t have even an extra dime;
You’re busy working…long hours,
Yet, nothing is left…all the time?
Let’s face reality…now,
These things may all be true;
With so much befalling us,
What else can we do?
Maybe it’s time to alter our vision,
Focus on what’s ahead…not past;
Because what is happening right now,
Isn’t forever…it won’t last.
Have we considered the possibility,
That maybe we are blessed;
When our plate is piled-high,
And, we don’t have too much…rest?
What of those who are no longer needed,
And still…their lives go on;
Nothing to do…no purpose,
Nothing to do…from dawn to dawn?
Or in a sick bed…somewhere,
With nothing that they can do;
Oh, they’d like to be active,
And, to be helpful…too.
Yes, they were always busy,
Now, inactive they must stay;
But, you know…there is something they can do,
For each of us…they can pray.
Now, our finances…a different story,
We have a ‘life-style’ to maintain;
We need bigger…better…faster,
Life…for us…just can’t be ‘plain’.
Simplicity…we won’t have it,
For us…it’s always been ‘the best’;
We must keep that standard,
We can never settle for ‘second-best’.
Let’s stop a minute…now,
What is life all about;
Are we THANKFUL for what we have,
THANKFUL…beyond any doubt?
That’s something to consider,
For we really are blessed;
Let’s be THANKFUL for all we have,
Peace shall follow…giving us rest!
April 28, 2004
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