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Be Grateful, My Dear

Give thanks if you're healthy
  And give thanks if you're not;
Make sure to appreciate
  Whatever it is that you've got.
Just be grateful, my dear, 
  Give thanks with good cheer.

Give thanks if you're single,
  Give thanks if you're married;
Doesn't matter at all
  If you're happy or harried.
Just be grateful, my dear,
  Give thanks with good cheer.

Give thanks for jobs you've had,
  And for ones that you've lost;
For the roof o'er your head,
  And your warm, cozy bed.
Just be grateful, my dear,
  Give thanks with good cheer


        December 28, 2017

Entry in Favorite Poem from December 2017 contest
        Sponsor: Julia Ward

Give thanks for your wardrobe,
  For the clothes in your drawer;
For the shoes on your feet
  And those in the store.
Give thanks for the cop
  Who tickets your car,
Or prevents you from drinking
  Too much at the bar.
Just be grateful, my dear,
  And give thanks with good cheer.

Give thanks to G-d
  Who put you on Earth,
Who blessed you and your mother
  With the miracle called birth.
Who awakens you in the morning
  And lays you to sleep at night;
Who believes all through the dariness,
  That you'll soon see His Light.
Yes: Just be grateful, my dear,
  Now that Thanksgiving is here. 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 11/30/2018 12:57:00 PM
I am thankful to you Gershon for writing this poem! I truly liked it!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 11/30/2018 1:15:00 PM
I am so impressed that you went all the way back to the start of my list to find this one, Bobby---and also so grateful to you for the lift your kind words have given me. Many thanks! ~ Gershon
Date: 11/16/2018 1:56:00 PM
I love this. I give thanks most everyday. That I'm not sleeping on the streets everytime I see a homeless person. Or someone in wheelchair, as I send my affermations/ prayer to the spiritual world. :)
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Date: 11/16/2018 2:05:00 PM
Wow! I'm impressed, Debbie. You went all the way back to December of last year to dig this one out... And thank you for the awesome, uplifting observation! Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 7/4/2018 5:56:00 PM
I thought why not start with the first poem. I am not disappointed. It is infused with wisdom.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 7/4/2018 7:42:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words, Richard. Best wishes, my friend. ~ Gershon
Date: 6/27/2018 9:32:00 PM
Wow Gershon ... with a sense of sacred awe. This is such an open secret: gratitude will bring all the blessings Jesus promised. U made it so easy by listing how we might sing to G-D (YHVH: Tetragrammaton, mosy observant Jews of a certain persuasion say we are not worthy to utter LORD's Name). Jesus made us righteous as only G-D can. Maureen and I discovered this poem some 5-6 months after U posted. Big thank U & 4Your Visit. shalom, shalom in Yeshua
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 6/27/2018 10:16:00 PM
You've overwhelmed me, Anil, with your sacred and sacramental comment! (And wouldn't you know it? I live on 'Sacramento' Avenue. …) Best wishes, gw
Date: 4/12/2018 11:18:00 AM
Wonderful first post my friend! Grateful and thankful I am :) xomo!
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Date: 4/13/2018 12:16:00 PM
Wow. I'm impressed, Maureen. You went all the way back to my very first post to comment! Humbling for me. Thanks a million, and then some! :) gw
Date: 2/28/2018 12:21:00 PM
"Be thankful for the cop who tickets your car." That made me laugh aloud. Thanks.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/28/2018 9:41:00 PM
Laughter is the best medicine---even when you're not sick! Thanks for checking out my very first poem on Poetry Soup! :) gw
Date: 1/28/2018 3:06:00 PM
Well hello Gershon, this poem is aaw-some, welcome to Poetry soup.I like this poem... this will be my favourite. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 2/17/2018 8:50:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words, Darlene! Warm winter wishes, gw
Date: 1/24/2018 9:08:00 PM
An uplifting and inspiring write Gershon full of appreciation and love. A gentle and positive reminder to keep gratitude in our hearts. Beautifully expressed and a great first write here at PS! Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Susan Ashley
Date: 1/24/2018 9:17:00 PM
Yes, Amen my friend..
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/24/2018 9:13:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words. I am grateful to you for your appreciation. May our lives be filled with gratitude, caring and love. Best wishes ~ Gershon
Date: 1/9/2018 3:47:00 PM
Been a while since I've read a great peom.. Thumbs up to you .. Blessed we are indeed. We should always Give thanks
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/9/2018 8:26:00 PM
Thank you so much for your kind words! ---gw
Date: 12/29/2017 2:12:00 PM
A positive first post that is very well written Gershon, I see you are an accomplished poet.. Welcome to poetry soup...
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