How do we give thanks this time of year
Thanks for our freedom fortune good cheer
Thanks for full stomachs and warm safe houses
Thanks for art forms and the passions it arouses
Thanks for our families and their sacred presence
Thanks to our lovers who give us their essence
This warmest of seasons is time for reflection
Time to stay conscious check your direction
Time to acknowledge appreciate
All that comes to you filling your plate
As you recline and have your repast
Time to realize abundance can crash
Look at today’s news see all the trouble
This world is a tinderbox that could burst your bubble
Incendiary spots need the resources you bring
Sweet people trapped when they want to sing
The “Thanks” in Thanksgiving is for what you bring
Thanks comes from giving that makes others sing
Acknowledge and honor the privilege we share
Take care of others with souls thin and bare
What special thanks do you have this year? For what? For who?
What do you have to be thankful for?
What do you have to be gracious about ?
Are there ways in which your own inner dialogue prevents you from being more appreciative of others? Of yourself?
How might you change that dialogue?
- Stewart Levine ©
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