an attitude of gratitude

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Day 2 of Mira’s 3 Days/3 Quotes challenge…and linking to dVerse poets

Have you read Ann Voskamp’s book, one thousand gifts?    a holy experience


“An attitude of gratitude”

may seem a simple platitude

But learning to appreciate

small blessings given makes life great

Give thanks for colored leaves on trees

give thanks for buzzing honey bees

I’m grateful to be breathing air

i’m thankful Shondra cuts my hair

Sneak sniff of flower petals sweet

taste gladly everything you eat

Give thanks for babies’ soft new skin

give thanks for sleep at home with kin

Be happy for bright shining stars

take care of Earth, can’t live on Mars

We give our thanks to God above

for sharing His abundant love

Increase your joy, expand your mind

count every blessing you can find!

Hey, look at that…i even rhymed 🙂

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. writerwannabe763
    Oct 23, 2015 @ 21:41:00

    So so much to be grateful for… Diane

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  2. Kathy Reed
    Oct 23, 2015 @ 16:24:05

    Appropriate for any time, a jovial poem of gratitude!

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  3. georgeplace2013
    Oct 23, 2015 @ 16:15:50

    Love the ‘tude’ and your rhyming was an extra perk 🙂

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  4. Victoria C. Slotto
    Oct 23, 2015 @ 16:06:52

    I love the joyful spirit in this, Lynn. That title is one of my mother’s favorite sayings and she certainly lives by it…even endures through her dementia.

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  5. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala)
    Oct 23, 2015 @ 15:47:19

    Lively take Lynn
    Complete with rhymings
    Gets everyone singing

    Hank

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  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Oct 23, 2015 @ 14:47:08

    I think we better take care of ourselves here.. A wonderful thing to be happy for.

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  7. Sanaa Rizvi
    Oct 23, 2015 @ 14:35:39

    Such a happy and uplifting poem! Yes you did rhyme and so beautifully too 😀

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  8. Mary
    Oct 23, 2015 @ 13:51:37

    Indeed we should each count our blessings! There are so many….innumerable, really.

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    • lynn__
      Oct 23, 2015 @ 13:56:28

      yes, Mary! i’m writing down a list of “1000 gifts” and am over 2000 now (having written sporadically since reading Ann’s book)

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  9. kanzensakura
    Oct 23, 2015 @ 13:29:59

    What a nice smiley poem. While not humorous, it is certainly a smile maker and that is just fine with me. And yes, you rhymed wonderfully well. thank you for the reminder to be thankful, in all things.

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  10. katiemiafrederick
    Oct 23, 2015 @ 13:11:21

    Ah.. gratitude.. the best
    human humor of all..
    And to appreciate
    the dArk as weLL
    aS liGht
    IN ALL OF
    WHAT GOD
    DOES IS THE
    FIRST STEP
    TOWARD
    unconditional
    tough and passionate
    Love of the God of
    Love
    and
    Meteors..
    Hurricanes..
    Tornadoes..
    Earthquakes..
    congenital
    anomalies..
    HOMOSEXUALS..
    FOLKS WITH
    DISABILITIES
    DIFFERENT
    COLORS
    WAYS
    OF
    THINKING..
    MORE THAN
    RAINBOW
    all adaptations
    to change.. sure..
    and comets too.. Now
    AllthatisequalsGOdNOW..:)
    yeS.. friend Lynn to LOVE IT ALL
    iS
    TO
    LOVE
    GOD..
    BESTEST
    OF ALL TEST
    CHALLENGES
    AND GIFTS
    AS
    WELL
    IN THE
    DARK AND LIGHT
    OF LIFE AS Is is NOW
    GODAS
    NOW..
    some fear
    dark.. some
    cynic light..
    both those paths
    in the
    end of
    start
    are
    away from
    GOD as
    FIRST THERE
    IS DARK
    OR LIGHT
    GOD’S VIEW
    IS LIGHT
    WHEN DARK
    AND DARK
    WHEN
    LIGHT..
    ‘no separation’..
    only two words
    necessary..
    UNITY
    GOD..:)

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  11. Bodhirose
    Oct 23, 2015 @ 12:17:10

    Beautiful rhymes and sentiments, just lovely, Lynn.

    Reply

  12. Grace
    Oct 23, 2015 @ 11:26:09

    Who knows someday we can live on Mars but in the meantime, lets take care of mother Earth ~ I like the gratitude list Lynn ~

    Reply

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