How do you give thanks this time of year

Thanks for freedom fortune good cheer

Thanks for full stomachs warm safe houses

Thanks for art and passions it arouses


Thanks for families their sacred presence

Thanks to lovers who give their essence

Warmest of seasons time for reflection

Stay conscious and check your direction


Time to acknowledge appreciate

The good fortune filling your plate

As you recline enjoy the repast

Realize abundance can crash


Look news see all the trouble

This tinderbox could burst your bubble

Incendiary spots need resources you bring

So many trapped all they do is cling

“Thanks” in Thanksgiving for what you bring

Thanks for giving that makes others sing

Acknowledge honor the privilege we share

Take care of others with souls thin and bare


What special blessings do you have this year to be thankful for?

Are there ways in which your inner dialogue prevents you from being appreciative of others and yourself?

– Stewart Levine ©

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