I am thankful that Jesus brought His love into the world
and gave it freely on the cross.
I am thankful that He has given light to the darkness
and dispersed my shadows.
I am thankful that He has brought into my world
the embrace of a loving spouse, my partner in faith.
I am thankful that He has seen me worthy
to be a father and a grand parent.
I am thankful for tiny foreheads that I can kiss
and ears hearing my promise to love always.
I am thankful for each breath I am given,
whether the air is cold, warm or somewhere in between.
I am thankful that the sun rises at His command, each morning
and lights my day.
I am thankful for bread, milk, honey and broccoli
to nourish the body molded for my soul.
I am thankful for a hard days work
and for the muscles crafted for each and every task.
I am thankful for the song reminding me of the Lord's love
and for the ability to sing along.
I am thankful for words, spoken and written
praising the giver of all good things.
And I am thankful for the night's sound sleep
when I am fatigued from the day.
copyright 2016 - Donald P James Jr