Thursday, November 22, 2012

Lost or Stolen by My Own Devices?

     I confess that being thankful...truly being thankful... is not my natural  temperament ... it's easy to let cares and concerns rob me of a full blown "attitude of gratitude."  And I do know that to be able to receive as a child is beyond recommended ....  

   When I was a child I penned this little poem: 

What I am Thankful For

I am thankful for my father and my mother
Plus each brother.
I am thankful for my friends
and the clothes my mother mends.
I am thankful for the food I eat
and the floor that's under my feet
and the roof that's over  my head
and my nice warm cozy bed. 

There is a simplicity in it that I would be grateful to sustain.
And so I will work  seek to surrender to thanksgiving today, surrender to receiving  and let gratitude inform my heart and mind in old and deeper ways... I remember reading that holidays were made for us, not us for the holidays.

Happy Thanksgiving from Jeannette



Yes, keeping it simple and childlike can be a good thing. I love your poem.


ps. Your new profile picture is great.

Celeste Bracewell said...

I'm just catching up on my "reads". Glad I saw this today. Reminds me of the Celtic prayers that consecrate the "simple" daily tasks. Ditto on the profile photo!