As I stand looking through my window
this Thanksgiving morn
I realize it is this time of year
that takes me to years gone by.
I realize all the things
I have to be thankful for...
The love I have to offer
whether accepted or not.
The joy of seeing life go on
through my grandchildren
The never ending hope of forgiveness
given and received.
The reassuring hug of a friend
whether near or far
who is always, but a wish away.
I remember the close family ties
and the loved ones that would
gather on this day that are now gone.
Thankfulness was not spoken of
for it was a way of life.
It is standing here
looking through my window
that I see that so clearly now.
These memories I hold dear
within my heart.
It is there that they will go
Its the things most taken
for granted by the young
that the elders hold so dear.
It is often referred to as
'The good old days'.
Today I pray for peace
with in the world,
within our country
and within each of us.
I pray that on this special day
of thankfulness that no one be forgotten
or left alone. That they feel love and hope
for a better tomorrow
and that better tomorrow does come.
I am forever thankful for our brave men
and women of the military and police
that because of their dedication
we will all sit in freedom
and enjoy our families while their families
will have that ever so obvious empty chair
at the dinner table.
Your sacrifices are appreciated
and each of you will be included
in my Thanksgiving Blessings.
Mostly I am thankful for God's guidance
His eternal love and forgiveness
and the protection of His loving arms.
For all things I thank Him
These things are now so obvious
as I stand here
Looking Through My Window.
From my heart to yours
I wish you a most joyous
upcoming holiday season.
you have a friend here.
Please don't drink and drive
My family and friends
may travel the same roads as you.