Thanksgiving: What Are You Grateful For?

"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice." -Meister Eckhart
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice." -Meister Eckhart | Source
"If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily." -Gerald Good
"If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily." -Gerald Good | Source


Thanksgiving is a time for reflection

Of the year's triumphs and tribulation

It is a time for celebrating

It is a time for sharing.



The beauty of thanksgiving

Is its occasion for gathering

Loved ones and friends far and wide

With differences and conflicts set aside.



For some the truce may be temporary

Based on an understanding felt deeply

That despite the drifting apart

Feelings continue to remain in the heart.

For others it is a time for reconciling

For the bonds that bind are unyielding

Making past transgressions a weakness

Against the power of forgiveness.



Thus thanksgiving provides the chance

To exchange the gift of acceptance

There's no better way of expressing

Gratitude for blessings we've been receiving.



So let us revel on this special occasion

And begin to make a connection

To people we hold dear in our heart

And can't allow to just drift apart.


2011 Moira G Gallaga©

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anglnwu 5 years ago

Yes, thanksgiving is definitely a time for reflection and celebrating the occasion with family and friends, which is what I'm doing tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.


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moiragallaga 5 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal Author

Thank you anglnwu and enjoy your Thanksgiving holidays with your family and friends as well.


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Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines

Yeah! thanksgiving is really a great event specially filipino thanks giving! One of a kind something really to look forward to among all filipino celebrations. 1 vote up and beautiful for this.

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