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.