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Being Thankful

James T. Atkins© James T. Atkins 

Published: November 24, 2019

I could list the gifts I’m thankful for and write until next week.
My health, my eyes, my darling wife, granddaughter’s rosy cheeks.

Treasured friends, that If I called, would say, “I’m on my way.”
A precious mother, that lucky me, turns eighty-one today.

Children I’m so proud of, sisters that make me smile,
little ones that call me Pops; my list could reach for miles.

A soldier in some foreign place, assuring liberty for me,
a sunny sky, a frosty morn, a blue-green shimmering sea.

I’m thankful that in this land I love, we’re free to disagree,
where we aspire to so much more than mediocrity.

I keep this mental list of gifts and add to it each day,
like God’s unique and precious love, whose patience never sways.

A similar list, I know you have, so think on that awhile,
and be thankful, friends, that everyday our gifts outweigh our trials.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/being-thankful

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