Thanks Giving

Friends and family leave words on screens
            and phone lines,
dropping voices and laughter like
            golden pendants rippling
across the surface of my morning.
Bookends of baking–pies first and the turkey last–
           include potatoes, The Green Bean Casserole
           and sweet potatoes in between.
Chimes outside echo on the warm wind
           of a rare November day,
           breezes rustling the nearly empty branches
           like the rushing of waves on a far away summer shore.
Thanksgiving isn’t a 30 second infomercial to fulfill
           the Adult Daily Requirements of finding joy
but rather a dayfull of listening and looking then
           raising heartsong Heavenwards
           towards the lifelong-loving Creator God
who gives us daily more reasons to be thankful.
~~~
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10 thoughts on “Thanks Giving

  1. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    Great lines: Thanksgiving isn't a 30 second infomercial to fulfill the Adult Daily Requirements of finding joy

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  2. Ginny Brannan

    “…rather a dayfull of listening and looking then raising heart song Heavenwards”Exactly! Well put, indeed.

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  3. Other Mary

    Beautifully put. Love your opening lines especially. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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  4. Laura Rogers

    Truly inspiring. This quote I adored. “Friends and family leave words on screens and phone lines, dropping voices and laughter like golden pendants rippling” Great job

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  5. Kathy Reed

    Your description of Thanksgiving Day makes me want to make it last throughout the year..each and every day…but how busy we get with our lives and forget to take the time more often to thank our many blessings in all the different ways.

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  6. Björn Rudberg

    A day of listening and contemplating.. It sounds like more than a day per year.. Good thoughts and very nice thoughts.

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  7. Kate Mia

    Wonderful imagery of the delight of food and love in sharing on Thanksgiving day with loved ones close and true…Happy Thanksgiving to you.. and yours..as well..:)

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  8. Wolfsrosebud

    beautiful… lovely photo… and a day-full is a great idea… great lines to this

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  9. Brian Miller

    listening and looking…smiles…hopefully as you were with family today you appreciated some of that joy…and then of course the attitude of thankfulness for the joy received…

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