With thanks to my friend Irene Seaman
for permission to use her photos!

Thank you for Your majesty,
For the beauty that I see,
In every tiny flower.

Thank you for your faithfulness,
Through every thunderstorm no less,
With its display of power.

Thank you for the sweet refrain
Of the light, refreshing rain,
Dancing on the lake.

Thank you, too, for love you pour
Like the ocean waves that roar
With the pulsing sounds they make.

Thank you that we’re free to soar
Like the eagle at the shore,
High above the noisy crowds.

Thank you for my loved one’s hand,
As we stroll along the sand,
Our heads in the clouds.

Thank you that in everything,
Flowers, oceans, birds that sing,
We behold your beauty.

It’s all from YOU, 
this earthly treasure,
Yet You’ve made us 
for Your own pleasure.
I worship You in love
Our awesome God above!

Karin Ristau


C said...

Karin...I feel such an innocence in your soul when I read your writings... :)

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful greeting for the day. Thank you so much for your expressions of gratefulness. It makes me know the world is not hopeless.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Beautiful words --and so fitting for today!

Hope you all had a wonderful day--and didn't eat too much turkey!!!! We had a wonderful day and are now in the mountains of East TN--ready to do some hiking and waterfalling the next couple of days!!!! BUT--they are saying we may get some snow here tonight/tomorrow....SO????? Who knows!!!