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GRATITUDE'S MOMENTS

Updated on March 5, 2012
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By: Wayne Brown

 

Thanksgiving…

A time of reflection

A time to look upon good fortune

A time to be humble for this life

 

 

Thanksgiving…

Family, friends, gathered close

The joys of sharing and caring

The excitement in the eye of a child

 

 

Thanksgiving…

Praise, Prayer, Joyous Gratitude for all we have

Love, Honor, Respect, and Caring for those about

Safety, Security, and Liberty comfort us

 

 

Thanksgiving…

Quiet solitude and humble celebration

Remembering those who serve in far away lands

Remembering those who died in their service

 

 

Thanksgiving…

Remembering the sick, lonely, the less fortunate

Sharing with those who have little or none

Promises for a better tomorrow for all

 

 

Thanksgiving…

God, Family, Country, Duty, Service

Ethics, Morals, Dedication, Determination

Forgiveness, Rejuvenation, and Commitment

 

Thanksgiving… A Time of Humble Gratitude

 

 

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @Truckstop Sally...This must be the one you landed on for the night! LOL! Glad you are still finding some that you have not read. This was a reflective moment for me around Thanksgiving time so the words came quickly and easy. WB

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Giving thanks is always in season! Not just in November with turkey, dressing, pecan pie . . . (although those are all good). Promises for a better tomorrow for all - a timeless wish!

      Thanks for the reminder!

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @Whidbeywriter...Thank you so much and Happy Thanksgiving to you and family. I am so glad this poem had a great message for you! WB

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      Mary Gaines 6 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

      Have a blessed Thanksgiving Wayne, this was an absolutey awesome message for the upcoming holiday. Blessings and lots of good turkey to you!

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @samiaali...Consider it my Thanksgiving wish to all! Thanks much! WB

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      samiaali 6 years ago

      Hi Wayne Brown, This was a beautiful message for a very important day. Thank you very much! :)

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @kathryn 1000... Thank you, I so glad you liked it! WB

      @hubzer...My Thanksgiving gift to my friends! WB

      @sueroy333...Thanks you so much. It is very reassuring to know that my judgement sucks! WB

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      Susan Mills 6 years ago from Indiana

      I think a lot of us are glad you decided to publish this one. It was moving on so many levels. I love the picture at the top.

      Beautiful. Thank you.

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      hubzer 6 years ago from Fon florida ohio north carolina FON

      Thanks for giving us this hub. cheers hubzer

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      kathryn1000 6 years ago from London

      Yes,I found it very moving.

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @LaurieDawn...Thank you so much. This one was difficult for me to post as I thought it addressed a subject bigger than I could capture in a few verses. I feel better hearing that you feel that I did touch on the meaning of it all. WB

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      LaurieDawn 6 years ago

      Beautiful words with such deep meaning. You Wayne have captured the meaning of "Thanksgiving".

      Blessings,

      Laurie

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @breakfastpop....Yo! Glad to see you back. You have a lot of reading to do to catch up so get crackin'! Thanks much! WB

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      Beautfully done, as usual.

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @Ken R. Abell...Thank you and a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! WB

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      Ken R. Abell 6 years ago from ON THE ROAD

      Beautiful, simply beautiful. Thank you.

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @saddlerider1...That's exactly the friendship I am talking about! Thanks much Ken! WB

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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      Wayne I thank you for the compliment. It was you kind Sir who was one of my first followers and we both developed from prose to poetry and look at us both now.

      Our experimenting has paid off and together we have enjoyed the friendships of many here. I am privileged to call you friend and I do so respect your talents not only as a very gifted writer and poet, but as a decent human being.

      It's people like you that help make this world a better place to enjoy and respect. I am humbled my friend. Keep writing as your penned is being read and being noted and thanked by so many of us here.

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @saddlerider1...Thank you Ken and a Happy Thanksgiving to you and family as well. We do have much to be thankful for and one for me is all the great friendships I have made across international borders with others here on the Hub and you sir are one of the special ones to me. You have supported my work here wholeheartedly and I do so appreciate the support and encouragement that you give not all to me but to all of those you regularly read. Thanks much, Ken! WB

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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      There is so much to be thankful for in all our lives. I am humbled and brought to my knees by the sadness and homeless in our world. May we all reach out to our fellowman/woman/child in a spirit of giving. Happy Thanksgiving to you Wayne and your loved ones close and not to close to you. Beautiful video, very moving. peace my friend.

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @Micky Dee....Thank you sir and a Happy Thanksgiving to you! WB

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Beautiful!

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @prasetio30...Thank you! I almost did not publish this one as I felt it was not up to par...thanks for helping to change that perspective! WB

      @Tom Whitworth...One of the best times of the year to me Tom. Good food, fellowship, and the opportunity to reflect and be thankful for all that we do have and the progress that we have made since those first days of Pilgrims. Thanks to you and Happy Thanksgiving! WB

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Wayne,

      Great tribute to an American holiday started at Plymouth Rock by the Pilgrims and carried on to present times!!!!!!!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very beautiful and inspiring, Wayne. I thought today is the best moment to say our gratitude. God give us everything and gratitude is the best thing we can do to repay all his kindness.....amen. I give my vote special for you. Take care!

      Blessing and hugs,

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @A.A. Zavala...my sentiments exactly...very well put! Happy Thanksgiving! WB

      @Old Poolman...Thank you. I appreciate the good words. WB

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      Old Poolman 6 years ago

      Awesome Wayne - A well delivered message.

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      Augustine A Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

      A fitting ode to the holiday. No matter where we are in the world, I hope Americans give thanks for the creed we uphold, the strength of our nation, and the fortitude of our people. Awesome...

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      SilverGenes 6 years ago

      Gratitude is a powerful thing and so is this poem. You have said so much here. Thank you for this beautiful message and I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Powerful message beautifully written, I love the song too! This was a timely hub for me, thank you!