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Be Grateful

Be grateful for what God has done for you.
Learn to count your blessing each day.
This is the only way, that you can really
be happy your whole life through.
By giving praise to God who created you.

Be grateful  for each day you rise,
thank God for allowing you to open your eyes.
For it is God who smiled on you, and made
it possible for you to start your life anew.
This is something to thank God for.  God
is good to each one of us, that is why we
should always love and trust.

Giving thanks to God above for all his blessings
and his wonderful love.  Let's never take for granted
how good God is, restoring our health and helping
us to live. Be grateful each and everyday and never
ever forget to pray.  Be grateful!

Copyright © Shirley Long | Year Posted 2014


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  1. Date: 10/14/2016 1:53:00 PM

    Amen to that, Shirley. A beautiful testimony. And the final reminder to not forget to pray is essential for keeping oneself connected to God. Ty for sharing such a loving poem. And ty for reading my poem, "Your Story." Much love to you and yours.
  1. Date: 10/9/2016 2:05:00 PM

    Amen my dearest Shirley! How true your words! God bless you! A seven!
  1. Date: 6/9/2014 10:01:00 AM

    Oh! Amen & Amen again! Each day I wake I know that I know that Iam indeed blessed and as such I am grateful. Lovely write Shirley. God Bless. D.
  1. Date: 6/8/2014 10:21:00 PM

    I agree with Toquyen.. It's good guidance. I believe gratitude is the absolute key to joy in life!
  1. Date: 6/8/2014 9:41:00 PM

    Good guidance! Love it :)