Gratitude is a wonderful thing,
no matter the day or month.
Even though we're 'home alone' this year
eating chili & hot dogs, I am grateful.
I'm grateful to be alive---
so many family members & friends are not;
I am grateful for God's love, mercy & forgiveness;
I'm grateful for my precious loved ones &
that they're healthy & thriving;
I'm grateful for our new rescued
doggie, Sadie, even though she has heart worms
---I'm grateful to have
the money to give her life;
I'm grateful for books & poetry & literature
because, still, today, they keep me alive & curious;
I'm grateful to own a home & land where I can
grow my trees & gardens of herbs, flowers & vegetables
that bring me so much joy;
I am grateful for the freedoms we have in America
& for the leaders who will help protect those freedoms;
I am grateful for the friends who have stood by me
over the years through many storms & trials.
May every day be Thanksgiving,
filled with gratitude, kindness & love.