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My Thoughts on Gratitude

I’m deeply grateful for the love of God; for family and friends and my good health; for nature, poetry, my home and church; for what, to me, is tantamount to wealth. Beyond these premier blessings, I’ll name some you might consider weird. Please give deep thought to each. You might conclude that you agree, that I have not revealed my soul for naught! I’m grateful that my pastor doesn’t preach straight through lunchtime and cause my thoughts to stray to lemon pepper chicken and chess pie. Before I’m famished, he says, “Let us pray.” I’m SO glad my existence doesn’t hinge on my pronouncing all ingredients in meds and supplements I take each day. *Cholecalciferol’s one that makes me wince! Because mosquitos come at me in droves, I’m tickled that repellent sprays have Deet. Those devils look crestfallen-—and I laugh. They glare at me and slouch off in defeat. As one who’s ploughed through ditches to avoid collisions with those menaces who drive while texting, I say “THANKS” to all of you safe drivers who want other folks alive! Last, but not least, I’m thankful for caffeine. I want it when my feet first hit the floor. Could I survive sans coffee? I suppose! Till death, I’d crave that serum I adore. *ingredient in calcium tablets Date: August 30, 2020 entered in the Attitude of Gratitude Poetry Contest---funny or serious Placed 4th Sponsor: Francine Roberts

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Date: 10/4/2020 7:42:00 PM
congrats on your 4th place win in my contest Janice and thank you for entering
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 10/4/2020 7:53:00 PM
Francine, THANK YOU for sponsoring and for my placement! Janice
Date: 8/31/2020 12:01:00 PM
Nothing quite like that, "Lettuce prey"! Aloha! Rico
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 9/1/2020 9:26:00 PM
True, Rico! Thanks. Janice
Date: 8/30/2020 2:46:00 PM
Well written Janice, we certainly have so much to be grateful for, there's so many in the world without. Good luck Tom
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 8/30/2020 5:36:00 PM
Thanks , Tom. Janice
Date: 8/30/2020 2:45:00 PM
Nothing more precious than family, friends, and good health. Your attitude of gratitude shines throughout this poem, Janice. All the best.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 8/30/2020 5:38:00 PM
Thanks, Vijay. Janice