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Sunday, November 05, 2006
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Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings to all. :-)

I give thanks for the hard times,
for they made me strong.
I give thanks for the lean times,
for they made a giver.
I give thanks for the loneliness;
it taught me to be a friend.
I give thanks for the hunger,
that taught me to share.
I give thanks for the tears,
that taught me to smile.
I give thanks for the storm
that made me a survivor.
I give thanks for the gift of words;
‘cause as long as there is air to breathe
and light to see, and lessons to learn,
to share the blessing,
on this day and always, I will write. 

Carmen Ruggero ©2006


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Reviewed by Joanna Leone 9/24/2008
You have expressed yourself so beautifully in this poem, and have show that you appreciate life, and all of the simple things. The photo enhances your poem, as it shows the outdoors and nature. I agree, the "storm makes us survivors." It is the hardships and challenges with strengthen us.
Please stop into my den and let me know what you think about my work.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 11/27/2006
Wonderful write, Carmen! Yes, we do have a lot to thank for!!!!!

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 11/25/2006
GRATITUDE is key to one's earthly exsistence..and soul's delight!
Love it!

PS I will hang this upon my wall..just so as I won't forget all I need to give thanks for..
and thank YOU dear friend for reminding me..
Reviewed by E. Richardson 11/15/2006
excellent...absolutely excellent...and I agree with Kate below...this would look good framed and hanging on a wall.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 11/14/2006

You expound to us such remerkable and extraordinary wisdom and savvy..
Never stop...what you do do well Carmen..

Love and Hugs

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 11/9/2006
Amen... and thank you for YOU! Like a prayer sampler on a Puritan wall. A good delineation of the benefits of "suffering" as opposed to the virtues of stoicism. Living in denial can make us hard as flint, but being sculpted by lifes winds and waves can render us moulded, malleable and useful. Poignant thoughts couched in elegant, clean simplicity. Bless you, K xx
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 11/8/2006
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year. This is a lovely poem of gratitude to offer, Carmen. btw, it's great to read your work again. blessings, Dawn
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 11/8/2006

Safely delivered package with ambrosias and gratitude to feed the soul and to teach the mind.

I salute You, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/6/2006
Amen! Don't ever stop either, giving thanks or writing. Both are inspired! You have the gift Carmen!;-) Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 11/6/2006
A poem standing on spiritual muscle. :-) I'm glad you're posting again, Carmen. You are a gem. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by J M 11/6/2006
Carmen thank you for this spiritual grace filled write on thanksgiving.....This is so true and refreshing for my spirit.

Light & peace,
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/6/2006
Thank you for sharing this beautiful write...happy thanksgiving to too sis!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/6/2006

And I am thankful to have read these beautifully inspiring/inspired lines; gorgeous! A keeper to read again and again.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 11/6/2006
Beautiful sentiments...and a beautiful write. Gives the reader much to think about, also makes one stronger and more able to endure the storms...waiting for the strength that comes after the trial. Great write...anxious to read more of your work.
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 11/6/2006
Great Karma Karmen, never quit learning it keeps one young at heart, and the happier you are the longer you live....
Great attitude in this virtuous poem of distilled wisdom from ones life
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/6/2006
Marvelous sentiments, and marvelous poem, Carmen.

And Happy Thanksgiving to You!

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