Ah, Thanksgiving, How I Love You!

Ah, Thanksgiving, how I love you!
Golden, crowning jewel of Fall.
Beacon of warmth and camaraderie,
Sending glad invitation to all:

“Gather to worship; gather to visit;
Gather to focus on all that’s worthwhile;
Feast from tables resplendent with harvest;
Feast on the love in a touch and a smile.”

All the year’s labors weigh heavy upon us;
All the world’s problems seem bigger by far.
But out from that wearisome struggle you call us,
And laying it down, we run to where you are.

And whether in cottages, mansions, or churches,
Community buildings or tables in parks,
We gather with gratitude full — overflowing;
To the Giver of blessings lift voices and hearts.

Then we return to life’s pattern awaiting.
Filled up with joy, we set off on our way,
Warmer and richer and kinder in spirit
For pausing to celebrate Thanksgiving Day.

© 2012 Sandra Conner

I hope each of you can celebrate this Thanksgiving Day with someone you love.


Photo courtesy of The Graphics Fairy:  http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/

 

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4 thoughts on “Ah, Thanksgiving, How I Love You!

  1. That’s a lovely poem for Thanksgiving Sandra! May your Thanksgiving overflow with the love and blessings of God and your family.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sharon. I definitely wish the same for you. And keep remembering: Psalm 62:5 says, “My soul, wait thou only upon God, for my expectation is from Him.”

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  2. Sandra, you write beautifully!

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    1. Thank you. It’s so kind of you to take the time to say that.

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