Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thanks and Giving on Thansksgiving

Like the celebrations for Janus, Thanksgiving is the only holiday with two sides to measure
When we observe both we can bask in an unsurpassed treasure
The first part is to give thanks for the bounty with which we are blessed
To find gratitude in our daily lives no matter the amount of stress
To heed the thoughtful words of Charlie Brown
Read, reflect then live them and in sharing pass them around
“What if, for today, we were grateful for everything”
Feel the sense of joy and hope and contentment within to spring
The second part is “giving” as we possess a lot
To share with those who have less or close to naught
Be it your volunteer time at a food bank collecting or packaging food
For distribution to those on this day and others the pangs of hunger wooed
Or volunteering on a food line to serve a turkey meal
If without time a check to Second Harvest to make the holiday for the less fortunate real
If on this day a part of your bounty however small you share
The rewards you will feel will be beyond compare
After Grace on this day please enjoy with family and friends you Thanksgiving Day feast
Having celebrating both parts you will have maxed out never to experience least
© November 28, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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