Every Day is Thanksgiving Day


Every day is thanksgiving day

Since I became a child of God,

For I am now a spiritual being,

And not just a worthless chunk of sod.

I am thankful for all of my blessings,

Even those of temptations and trials,

For they are intended to make of me

One who can see through the tears to the smiles.

When others around me are discontent,

Though I may have some sadness or sorrow,

I look ahead, with strength from God,

To a cheerful and pleasant tomorrow.

These pleasant tomorrows are here on earth,

Where I can express my love and thanksgiving.

There are multitudes of those lovely days,

But only a few of the sad days, while I am living.

These are trivial and mundane moments,

When considering the worry I could borrow,

By not trusting God to see me through

To that heavenly, tearless tomorrow.

By L.B. Strawn

     November 22, 1996

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