Love these freesias
they lasted two weeks!

Rejoice in bounty and blessings 
give thanks for your banquet of life! 
Your treasured family
your faithful, dear friends 
your deep-rooted faith 
those wonderful seasons 
sweet newness of spring 
sultry long-days of summer 
strong colors of autumn 
pure,crisp, cold of winter 
good health you enjoy 
great food on the table 
a warm bed for your head 
sun rising each brand new day 
God's mercy and grace freely given 
along your life's journey and way 
through mountains and valleys,
down rivers, maybe peaceful or swift,
full of freedom, adventures, what a great gift!
Precious memories etched on our heart -
of love, of travel, of folks near and dear 
and those kind words of strangers 
that encourage and lift us and cheer. 
With our lips let us share this with others; 
yes, let's joyfully all do our part. 
For THANKSGIVING is the giving of thanks 
from the depth of a grateful heart! 
Karin Ristau©

Thanksgiving was never meant to be
a once-a-year-food-fest event
but an attitude of gratitude to God
for the bountiful blessings He's sent!


Anonymous said...

Very beautiful poem, Karin. Hope you both enjoy the weekend.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

So much to be thankful for and all too often I fail to do just that. Lord I give you thanks for the blessings you bestow. Have Blessed Thanksgiving.

Mari said...

That's a great thanksgiving poem. The flowers are beautiful!

ellen b. said...

Lovely poem, Karin! A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Blessings...

Karen said...

You express yourself so beautifully. Thank you for sharing your gift with us.

Karen said...

Amen! Beautiful reflection of gratefulness...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pamela said...

This is beautiful, Karin. And so inspiring that you are using your talent for God and to bless those of us who visit your blog. i'm full of gratitude for God's blessings, too.

Valerie said...

Just beautiful. God has given you a wonderful gift for putting feelings into words and sharing them so beautifully.

Tracy said...

Hi Karin - ahhh, reading your words was like gentle water flowing over my head. God's unmerited favour
Thank you
God bless

Adeline Blumer said...

Karin... such a bounty of inspiring thoughts that yield thankfulness... beautiful blog! Keep on sharing...