Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday Treasure

Today, as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I want to share a poem with you as my Tuesday Treasure.  It was written by Helen Steiner Rice.  Her words have given hope, strength, courage and most of all a belief that faith in God will carry you through anything.  God bless!

  A Thankful Heart

Take nothing for granted, for whenever you do
The joy of enjoying is lessened for you,
For we rob our own lives much more than we know
When we fail to respond or in any way show,

Our thanks for the blessings that daily are ours
The warmth of the sun, the fragrance of flowers,
The beauty of twilight, the freshness of dawn,
The coolness of dew on a green velvet lawn,

The kind little deeds so thoughtfully done,
The favors of friends and the love that someone
Unselfishly gives us in a myriad of ways,
Expecting no payment and no words of praise.

Oh, great is our loss when we no longer find
A thankful response to things of this kind,

For the joy of enjoying and the fullness of living
Are found in the heart
that is filled with thanksgiving.

4 comments:

Melody said...

Beautiful post today and so very true.

Michelle Ridgway said...

A wonderful treasure...the power of beautiful words. Tahnks for sharing.

Kelli said...

Thank you for sharing the poem. Beautiful! I am your newest follower. Thanks for stopping by to visit. :o)

Wee Little Birds said...

Such a beautiful post. thank you for sharing.