Thursday, November 25, 2010

I am Thanksgiving

This poem was written by The Richards Group for Thanks-Giving Square in Dallas.  I read it this morning in the Dallas Morning News and felt it was the perfect thing to share with you today.  Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans and Happy Thursday to everyone else.

I am Thanksgiving.

A respite from worries.
A recognition of well-being.
A reflection on what's truly important in life.

I am Thanksgiving.

I am a proud history remembered.
The courage of our founders.
The foresight of our fathers.
The spirit of our families.
I am a reminder that we owe our present to our past.
And I am a commitment to repay that debt with gratitude.

I am Thanksgiving.

I am more than a holiday.
I am a gathering of memories.
A reunion of reasons to celebrate.
I am stories passed around a table.
Extra helpings of contentment.
A feast for the soul.

I am Thanksgiving.

I am perspective.
A moment to take stock.
To look back with genuine appreciation.
And look forward with bountiful optimism.
I am trouble forgotten.
Blessings counted.
Life cherished.
I am freedom celebrated.
I am love shared.
I am thanks given.

I am Thanksgiving.


Gaby said...

Hi Helen,

I just stopped by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Gaby said...

Hi Ellen,

it's me again. As soon as I hit that "Publish this Comment-Button" I realized I had your name wrong.

I hope you can forgive me. *blush*


Terri said...

That is a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
(Theresa Collett-Such)

Carol said...

Lovely poem and wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this great poem. Hope you have a great Turkey day. Hugs! Maureen

Jamie Adcock said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Whimcees said...


It is so nice to see a posting! Wishing you well and hope that you had a nice Thanksgiving Day with your family.


Barbara Diane

Patti said...

So glad you are posting again and back to your cheery encouraging self..have been praying for the midway rides post...printing and keeping it to check myself when I find myself at the gate asking which ride do I REALLY want to go on today

blessings in abundance be yours
patti moffett

kraftykat157 said...

Thanks for sharing. It is a beautiful poem and blessing for all of us

purplecow45 said...

Thanks so much for sharing, I am going to pass it on to family and friends, hope your day was wonderful.
Susan in KY