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Thanksgiving: What Are You Grateful For?
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©