Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving, Good Morning, Grateful

John Bunyan the author of The Pilgrim's Progress

Happy Thanksgiving, Good Morning

I drove to my relatives early in the day to celebrate thanksgiving. We had the traditional turkey, stuffing, corn, sweet potato pie, gravy, and yams. It was a nice afternoon meal. We also watched Kung Fu Panda which was a fun little Dreamworks animation film. We brought my niece a couple of toys, a doll, and a little musical hammer toy. It was a very nice afternoon.

We left early, about four o'clock and by five it was pitch black on the New York freeways. It was also packed on the freeways. I guess a lot of people wanted to do their holiday a bit early.

Although, I finished Ten Roads to Riches yesterday night, I am going to wait until tomorrow to write about it. It feels like something better done on a non-holiday.


This is a day to be grateful for what we have. There are many reasons for giving thanks.

I give thanks for having enough food on the table.

I am grateful for having a roof over my head.

I am grateful for having a profession where I can help people every single day.

I am grateful for being able to live in a place where I can express my views freely.

I am grateful to live in a country where I can believe as I see fit.

I am grateful to live in a country where hatred and oppression are not the government norm.

I am grateful every time I get up in the morning and go to sleep at night.

I am grateful that I can pursue my own happiness.

I am grateful that I have a degree of liberty.

Not everyone has these things. Take a moment and wish these things for all people. Be grateful for what you have. Again, happy thanksgiving.


Gratitude comes when

You least expect in heart felt moments

Often from total strangers


Unknown said...

Sweet potato pie AND yams?!!


Amen to things you're grateful for.

Happy Thanksgiving

shea holliman said...

Happy Thanksgiving.
We had a good day and a great dinner.
God bless you.

NathanKP said...

Excellent poem. It reads like a prayer of thanksgiving.

Always be thankful for every day!

NathanKP - Inkweaver Review