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Thanksgiving

THANKSGIVING

Thankfulness should be a common trait
	Yet sadly, in some, it is evidenced late.
Hardly a day is lived by one
	That there can be claimed that there’s blessing’s none.
All need to stop and give careful thought
	And display gratitude as they ought.
Nice it is to hear thanks from one
	To whom a deed of kindness has been done.
Kindness is that which is received by all
	Yet into complacency we seem to fall.
Sad it is to be guilty of such
	When we have all been given so much.
Gratitude in al will prayerfully reign 
	When from focus on self we learn to abstain.
Instead of always looking at “me”
               Our focus on the giver of gifts should be.
Volumes have been written on topics like this
	Yet the simple message, please don’t miss.
Insane it seems to totally ignore
	The multitudes of blessing we daily store.
Novel idea it surely would be
	If we’d let the world our gratefulness see.
God is the source of all that there is
	Gratitude from us should surely be His.


Dr. James E. Martin
November, 15, 2012




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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 7:04:00 AM
    Congrats on your win in Kim's "Count Your Blessings" contest Jim. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 4:20:00 AM
    Waooooh, love this and the clever way you penned it. Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 9:24:00 PM
    Clever to get the acrostic in there while not cramping your style. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 11/30/2012 12:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind remarks!
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 8:41:00 PM
    Jim, congratulations with your beautiful winning poem, in Kim's "Counting Your Blessings" take care :-) always~ PD

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 11/30/2012 12:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks!! I appreciate your response!
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 6:37:00 PM
    A very sincere and scholarly write, tonight at dinner, a woman came with a gift cert for $10 her order came to $11.17 she only had $11 ..she left with no food [sigh] Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 11/30/2012 12:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your input!!
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 1:31:00 PM
    Knew this one would be a winner..Congrats..Sara

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 11/30/2012 12:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sara!! I appreciate your comments
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 12:56:00 PM
    Congratulations Jim a super write xx

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 11/30/2012 12:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a bunch Mandy!!
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 9:02:00 AM
    Jim, your words are full of truth and wisdom. I love the way you tweaked this form. Congrats on your win in my contest! Love, Kim

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 11/30/2012 12:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks kim! I appreciate your response!
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 8:59:00 AM
    Great message and cool modification to the form. Congrats on win

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 11/30/2012 12:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Richard! I appreciate your remarks!
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 9:15:00 AM
    Great message that you have penned..We all have been guilty of this sin of unthankfulness and ingratitude..Thanks for reminding us..Sara

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 11/30/2012 12:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara! I am grateful for the good response!
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 8:20:00 AM
    Jim, What a fitting poem for this time of year. You have given us some food for thought;) Happy Thanksgiving.

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 11/30/2012 12:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you susan for your response!1