By Anita Mondragon

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!   The blessings of God are abundant in our everyday lives if we will just look for them!

I want to share a poem with you.  I wrote it in November of 2009.  The following things are just a few of God’s blessings in my life.  Take inventory…I’m sure you’ll find many blessings as well!  When you recount them all…don’t forget to thank Him!

I woke up this morning, and it was Thanksgiving Day.

I wanted to give special thanks, but pondered what to say.

Then I thought of all the things God gives me every day

The things I take for granted…the “Thanks!” I never say.

See, I’m awakened everyday by a whisper in my ear;

“Wake up you sleepy head!  Wake up my child so dear!”

As I stretch and yawn in the early morning light,

I say “Good morning Father!  Thank You for the sleep last night!”

He smiles and urges me to look upon the dawn,

As He speaks to the dark of night and says, “Go now…be gone!”

I see the sky…it’s changing as it turns from orange to gold;

Then the sun comes up and warms my face…it’s a marvel to behold!

And then, my bird, though caged he be breaks out in tones so sweet and long,

And sings his praise to One, unseen…a great and glorious song!

The cat sits in the window, his eyes to heaven raised,

And purrs his “Thanks!” to God above…that’s how he gives his praise.

I hear my husband next to me, his breathing soft and low.

He means the world to me…though I don’t often tell him so!

He’s the one I lean upon in this world of constant strife;

I’m so glad God chose me to be his helpmate, and his wife!

I check my sleeping children, still lying in their beds,

And I see faint halos glowing above their little heads.

They’re just small angels given to me, to help me through each day;

When life gets tough and things are hard, they brighten up my way!

My house, though small, is filled with love…it’s full of friends and laughter!

I thank You God, for my beautiful life, of now…and here…and happily ever after!

Anita Mondragon- 2009

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