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.

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: 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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