Thursday, November 27, 2008

Child's Prayer for Thanksgiving

Learning to Be Thankful

I have a simple prayer today

That everyone might stop and pray

For those they know and strangers, too

And put themselves in another's shoes.

For this one day, we should realize

We have a great life, in another's eyes.

We have a safe home and a place to sleep

And someone to hold us when we weep.

The Pilgrims barely survived off the land

Until they received help from an Indian band.

They learned to be thankful that they were living

That's the message of Thanksgiving.

Others suffer, far away and near

Let's remember them at this time of year

And not treat Thanksgiving as a chore-

Give everyone something to be thankful for.

-Brittany Bradford