An original poem by Gina ~ © Professions For PEACE
For me Thanksgiving is more than one day;
It’s a feeling, a knowing, and a way
Of living with gratitude all year long,
For life and a world where we belong.
I believe there are no accidents
I am grateful for my circumstance.
Constant lessons to foster my growing
Ever new ways to increase my knowing;
Helping me learn how to know what is real
Helping me know how to show what I feel.
In spite of the chaos I see I still find
I am grateful to be on Earth at this time!
I enjoy understanding new information,
That helps me along with my transformation
Into someone ever more fully alive,
And rich with belief of the pure light inside.
I know I have so much to be thankful of,
And I show my thanks by expressing love;
Life, Love and Light are some of my blessings
All year long I am grateful for these things.
Copyright © 2000-2012 Professions For PEACE
While I do feel it year round, I often feel the strongest pull of gratitude in my heart during this autumn season we’re now enjoying in the northern hemisphere. As I enjoy the changing colours, the brisk temperatures, and the pleasant tasks of raking leaves and making stews, I give thanks for so many things. For the warm home I enjoy and will never take for granted. For the warm coats in the closet and good winter tires on my car. For my slow-cooker and nearby grocery store letting me make comforting meals for my loved ones. And for this life that I am gifted with every day. My heart calls out “Thank You God!” In Canada we celebrate our thanksgiving on the second Monday in October, my friends and relatives in the US celebrate thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November, and my friends in the UK and other places overseas do not observe an official thanksgiving. For me this is a perfect reason for sharing about the subject of gratitude lately. It is not something we wait for October or November or any other ‘official’ time to acknowledge. It is something we need to carry in our hearts every day of every season. Giving thanks. Thanks giving. Every day.