Patricia Grantham

Veteran Poet - 2,582 Points (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

Be Thankful

You woke up this morning
To see the bright sunshine
You had food on your table
Was in your right mind
Be thankful

Had shoes on your feet
Clothes on your back
Money in your pocket
Enough for a good snack
Be thankful

Family and friends
A good pal too
Some live far away
Others near to you
Be thankful

A stroll in the park
Some trips to the store
Who could ever ask
For anything more
Be thankful

The day is far spent
About to come to an end
To see the sunset
Just around the bend
Be thankful

Submitted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 10, 2013


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  • Rookie - 127 Points Rick Adriolo (10/17/2014 9:40:00 AM)

    Sometimes all something needs is to be thankful! I hope people realise that when they read your beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sonia Alvarado (4/4/2014 11:01:00 AM)

    I want this poem on a poster in my house so I can see it every day. Its a lovely poem that reads like a daily prayer. Very nice. (Report) Reply

    Bronze Star - 5,139 Points Khairul Ahsan (8/17/2014 8:38:00 PM)

    Your words are nice too! Thanks for saying so.

  • Rookie Thomas Carolan (3/2/2014 5:54:00 PM)

    be thankful a lovly and true poem patricia words from from many who yust have enough
    thomas (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,229 Points Amitava Sur (11/21/2013 9:47:00 AM)

    A lovely elaboration with nice flow of words. Yes in our short mortal life we should be thankful. Otherwise life is so uncertain that I may not get a chance to give my thanks even. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 410 Points David Lessard (8/22/2013 11:48:00 AM)

    Yes, we should be thankful in all we do. We should rejoice when going about our daily living. Sing praises to His Holy Name, the Name above all names. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 936 Points Unwritten Soul (8/12/2013 6:12:00 AM)

    Yes, most of us forgot to do this until we lost it and then learn how that thing value to us..a precious reminder and make me calm to remember all blessing i have_SOul (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,138 Points Valsa George (8/9/2013 12:29:00 AM)

    A great message in the plainest language possible! ! This kind of write can filter into the hearts of people to give them a newer perspective of life... one of eternal thankfulness! I love this write... more the spirit behind it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 575 Points Louis Rams (8/3/2013 10:05:00 AM)

    I am thankful for all that god has given, without his love -life is not worth living. (Report) Reply

    Bronze Star - 5,139 Points Khairul Ahsan (8/17/2014 8:34:00 PM)

    A very simple and straightforward acknowledgement! Well said, and thanks for saying so.

  • Veteran Poet - 2,733 Points Valerie Dohren (5/26/2013 10:25:00 AM)

    Very good Patricia, we should always be thankful for what we have and see our glass as being half full rather than half empty. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 185 Points Joseph Anderson (5/24/2013 6:31:00 PM)

    If we would follow your great advice it would make for a better, kinder world. A great message
    which we all should heed Thorough and well written (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 417 Points Kavya . (5/23/2013 4:22:00 AM)

    v true. v must be contended with what v have n be thankful to God for having gifted us the things we have.a v nice message to all. thx for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 154 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (5/22/2013 12:33:00 PM)

    All the simple things of every day life - -but we have to be thankful to GOD for the Mercies shown! Yes, we should not take things for granted- -nice message, Patricia! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 858 Points Thomas A Robinson (5/22/2013 12:47:00 AM)

    Gods gift to all. But to be truly grateful one must survive God's most severe tests and be able to say I am TRULY
    thankful! Thankfully most of us are not tested to the limits. But for tornado victims, war veterans, amputees,
    car crash or accident victims, birth defects, race, religion, and illness survivors...these are truly thankful people.
    They are the examples of God's testing and are the leaders who show us the way to true happiness in life. When we overcome we have over acheived and then there is a tear of pride in God's eye. (Report) Reply

    Bronze Star - 5,139 Points Khairul Ahsan (8/17/2014 8:31:00 PM)

    Very well said, Mr. Robinson!

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