my thankfulness


Today I am so thankful for all of the people in my life

Smiles that have come my way

Circles of family and friends of which I am so happy to be a part

My world is so full of love, my life so full of joy, my soul so happy

Sometimes I lie awake at night and wish that everyone’s heart could feel so full.

My life is not without challenges, or sorrows

I am not a rich woman,

In fact, there are many things that could make me cry

If I thought of them right now

Many things out of my hands

My life can feel like a runaway train at times

But I choose to be thankful,

And feel safe in the comforting arms of love

Faith is deep in me, and I know tomorrow holds bright promise

Yesterday is but a memory and tomorrow is clay yet to be molded

We dwell in the land of the present, which is a gift

One of faith, hope, and love

Three things which can’t be bargained, stolen or cheated from us

Three things that come truly free; both given and received

Tonight I am so warmed by them

Curling up, stoking my soul, warming my old bones

Singing me softly to sleep

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b. Malin 6 years ago

Hey Erin what an upbeat piece... Money can't buy happiness. The best things in life are Health and Happiness. Thanks for sharing.

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CMCastro 6 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

Thanks for sharing! We have little but the soul has so much as long as it is invested into love of Being Thankful. Great things have come by just thanking God for everything, whether it is good or bad. :)

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epigramman 6 years ago

..well they say you're only as good as the people who you hang out with - or the company in which you keep - so that makes me a spirtually wealthy man indeed to have the honor of being able to visit you .......

....your poetic words are .....words to live by - for each and everyone of us who has the ability to move or touch each other in some special way - no matter how small or grand the gesture .....

I also have an old saying that - you only receive back what you give out ...... so if life is a two lane highway

then it's nothing but smooth driving ahead (with of course - lol lol - a few speedbumps and potholes to keep us alert - and often those speedbumps/potholes come in the form of other people ...)

Thanks so much for your heartfelt note just now - it truly demonstrates to me that you a sincere and decent person, like myself, and as they always say (another cliche!!) .... it takes one to know one!!!!!!

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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

Oh, this is moving declaration of gratitude. I just LOVE it and I'm on my way to add it to my gratitude hub A-E. Tot weersiens!

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Erin LeFey 6 years ago from Maryland Author

Thank you Martie, I'm so glad you like it. What is there between hello and goodbye if not the gratitude for all that is in between? :) Namaste.

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epigramman 6 years ago

....well it's time to revisit the classics and this has always been one of my favorites by you - and your comments have become classics to me - especially about the gratuitious violence (which I love) and being a psycho poet (which I love even better) ..Miss Erin - who is never ever afraid to speak her beautiful voice and project her volatile mind - you'll rule my worldddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd!!!!!!

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Erin LeFey 6 years ago from Maryland Author

I don't need to rule it Epi, my gratuitously violent pyscho poet....just Rock it!!!

Erin Le Fey, world rocker

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ahorseback 6 years ago

I have been thinking this alot lately , we all should be soo appreciative , each day that passes was ours to own . You expressed that nicely.

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Erin LeFey 6 years ago from Maryland Author

I'm so glad you found your expression in the words I was able to put together. Welcome to my website, its so nice to meet you :) Namaste.

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jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Poignantly amazing , thank you

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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

Thank you for reading and commenting, my friend :)

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Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Beautiful in everyway..wonderful thoughts to live by and so blessed by readin this today.

Thank you,


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

Sunnie, thanks so much. Blessings.

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