Be grateful for the kindly friends that walk along your way;
Be grateful for the skies of blue that smile from day to day;
Be grateful for the health you own, the work you find to do,
For round about you there are men less fortunate than you.
Be grateful for the growing trees, the roses soon to bloom,
The tenderness of kindly hearts that shared your days of gloom;
Be grateful for the morning dew, the grass beneath your feet,
The soft caresses of your babes and all their laughter sweet.
Acquire the grateful habit, learn to see how blest you are,
How much there is to gladden life, how little life to mar!
And what if rain shall fall today and you with grief are sad;
Be grateful that you can recall the joys that you have had.
GOOD MORNING !
Can you still remember one of the really good times of your life? A time that you were ready to burst you were so filled with joy? I still can and I am so grateful that I can do just that. Every time I get the urge to have a pity party I am reminded of the many things I can do and am blessed with.
You know there are people in the world that cannot remember and memory loss is something that we are hearing more and more about these days. I’m not talking about forgetting where on earth you put something. I’m talking about forgetting where you live and the people that you live with. Yes, if we can remember, we are blessed.
I’ve read a lot of Edgar Guests poems and he comes second on my list of poets. Helen Steiner Rice is the first on the list. I haven’t quoted her lately, but I have done so quite a bit in the past.
I’ll be off now for a 3 day weekend at the campsite. I’ll be making more of those wonderful memories I’m sure. You’ll all be in my thoughts and prayers. Remember that when you are down and out – count those blessings!
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Of cheerfulness, or a good temper – the more it is spent, the more of it remains.
Ralph Waldo Emerson