An Under Appreciated Thanksgiving

We are privileged.

Yes, I am privileged.

Most of us are privileged

with eyes to see the beauty of nature

ears to hear birds sing

touch to feel the warming sun,

a cool breeze on our face,

and a voice to share thoughts and feelings.

Biblical text about giving thanks

We are given guidance, reasoning and choice

for how we interpret life

what we accept for ourselves

and what we offer to the world,

but often take for granted

that which is without effort, or free.

Butterflies and diamonds tell this truth.

Photo of a tree half lit and half dark

We choose

what to do with our hearts and minds.

Will we squander it in darkness

or be open to the light?

With the excessive losses of 2020 stripping many of us to the core, may you and yours find meaning and give thanks for the barest essentials and pleasures of life — which may simply be each other.

Image credits in order of appearance:
Feature photo: by Patrick Fore on Unsplash
#2: by Arno Senoner on Unsplash
#3: by wisconsinpictures on Unsplash
#4: by Robert V. Ruggiero on Unsplash
#5: by Libby Penner on Unsplash

6 Replies to “An Under Appreciated Thanksgiving”

  1. Good message. It’s the simplest things in life that are often the most valuable and overlooked by many. If we have food, shelter, and pleasant things to occupy our minds we are fortunate indeed.

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