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Gratitude
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Thanksgiving day moves me


My favorite of all the working days off


Emotions held back but so very deeply felt


As I go through the day, so thankful I am


 


For a new home in the country


Hard work has made it truly mine


For the ability to work


And a me of whom I am proud


 


For my three grown children


Who walk through my door


They laugh and tease and eat and share


And then they eat some more


 


For my granddaughter’s joy


And my grandson Baron so dear


And two, yes two


New grand boys who will come


 


For my very dear friends and family


Both human and creature


Hay in the barn and grain in the bin


A turkey in the oven and 'taters in the pot


 


 So with a bounteous table


In this quiet country home


I am ever so grateful for this life that I have made


And for this day to reflect and give thanks

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Reviewed by Sheri Uy
Very touching. I was moved by the joy that poured forth in each line. Truly, gratitude can only come from a thankful heart, whether it's Thanksgiving Day or just an ordinary day. And the photo, WOW! Rainbows always make me smile. Thank you, Karen for sharing.

Be well,
Sheri
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
Makes me feel so left out...
We don't have thanksgiving here, apparently our heads of Gov didnt see the necessity for giving thanks when we finally established the colony into a nation.
However, we do have Australia day...to comemorate 200 years of our nation, so it's a holiday, with fireworks and parties all over the country.
No sit down dinners, and no giving thanks to GOD though... Same applies in NZ, Hmmm.
Happy thanksgiving for tomorrow, pray for us, we go to the polls MEH.

Hugs
Ch'erie
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
WOnderful offering Karen!!

Happy Thanksgiviing to you and yours!!

Lov etinka
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Sounds like the ideal life...many more years of this I wish you Karen....

Fee
Reviewed by Art Sun
This is a nice work...there are so many gifts to be thankfull for...we can see the many gifts you have received and the ones on the way...

a very Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family...

From us...

Art Sun and Morning Star...
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford
Karen please e-mail this poem to me so I can feature it at our Forum tomorrow. Thanks, Marcia
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten
Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Karen
Congratulations granny! :)

A loveing, heartfelt holiday poem~with a beautiful pic that reminds me of back home in PA.
Love and Peace~
Kimmy~
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A lovely and timely poetic offering, Karen. The photo is lovely as well. Thank you for sharing your gift. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader)
Have a great day and thanks for sharing your blessings with us. Lady J
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Karen, You surely do have alot to be thankful for. Much peace, love, and light always,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Blessed, indeed, are the Thankful, and Happy, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Karen, both human and critter.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
A day indeed to enjoy family and give thanks,, of course to fill our bellies too,,, Happy Thanksgiving!
Christine
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner
Sweet grateful, poem. Just beautiful. :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Sounds like you are blessed; I know I am: last year at this time I was in the hospital; even had to spend Thanskgiving there--and no turkey; was on liquids at the time. GRRR!! I am going to make up for it this year...........*grins*

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! :)
Reviewed by Ted Bossis
You enjoy the beauty of it all~Ted
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen
i enjoyed reading this...it brought a smile to my face and warmed my heart~
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
We are blessed, indeed, aren't we, Karen? Beautiful shining write of gratitude. :) Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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