Michelle Buckley

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Thanksliving

This is one of my favorite poems and I thought I'd share it. May each and every one of you have a joyously blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving.

The Art of Thanksgiving

The art of thanksgiving is thanksliving. It is gratitude in action . . .
It is thanking God for the gift of life by living it triumphantly.
It is thanking God for your talents and abilities by accepting them as obligations to be invested for the common good.
It is thanking God for all that men and women have done for you by doing things for others.
It is thanking God for opportunities by accepting them as a challenge to achievement.
It is thanking God for happiness by striving to make others happy.
It is thanking God for beauty by helping to make the world more beautiful.
It is thanking God for inspiration by trying to be an inspiration to others.
It is thanking God for health and strength by the care and reverence you show your body.
It is thanking God for the creative ideas that enrich life by adding your own creative contributions to human progress.
It is thanking God for each new day by living it to the fullest.
It is thanking God by giving hands, arms, legs, and voice to your thankful spirit.
It is adding to your prayers of thanksgiving . . . acts of thanksliving.

~ Wilfred A. Peterson
3 Comments:
Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said...

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving too.


~Deb

11:21 AM, November 24, 2005  
Blogger Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by Dr. Serani. I hope you had a marvelous thanksgiving!

5:33 PM, November 29, 2005  
Blogger OptyMyst said...

you always inspire me, michelle. i wanna be like you when i grow up. :)

5:59 PM, December 08, 2005  

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