A LESSON IN THANKSGIVING
Pilgrims reached the blessed shore,
But bitter winters were in store.
Death and anguish played their part.
Still, ’twas with a thankful heart
That they gathered to expound
Upon the God whose gifts abound.
We, who in their footsteps trod,
Though they lie beneath the sod,
Now do take the lesson learned
From their lives, and, in our turn,
We prepare to thank and praise;
To that same God our anthems raise.
And just as they faced troubled days,
Through hardships grievous made their ways,
So, now, such grievous times we face,
That ne’er before have taken place.
Yet from their lesson we take heart
And lift our songs with grateful hearts.
We will not bow to troubled thoughts,
Nor in the throes of fear be caught,
We have too rich a heritage.
So with forefathers we engage
To praise and sing and laugh and play
And celebrate Thanksgiving Day.
Thank you for sharing this Thanksgiving series of posts with me for the past 8 days. I hope all of you are having — or have had — a most blessed day of celebration. And for those in other nations, I hope your harvest celebrations — whatever name they go by — are blessed and happy.
4 thoughts on “Thoughts On Thanksgiving – Day 8”
Love the autumn colors on your photo at the top of your blog! Happy Thanksgiving!
Yes, I love that photo too. It was taken by a photographer in Wisconsin, a man whose been a great friend since high school. We seldom get to see each other now, but I love his work and use his photos and graphic art often in my greeting cards and online publications. Hope your Thanksgiving was blessed and happy.
I hope you’ve had a wonderful week 🙂
Thanksgiving left-overs anyone? The frig is stuffed, just as we are!