Artwork of Chuck Schenk

Gratitude

The warmth of sunlight
On my face
When chill winds
Start to blow

The song of sparrows
Soothing me
Are miracles, I know

The simple things
I overlook
Oh Lord, please help me see

I take for granted
Many Things
With such complacency

I offer up this
Prayer to You
With heartfelt gratitude

Remind me if
I should forget
I owe everything to You

Karen Shaw Matteson
2001




John Fitzgerald Kennedy: "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

Anne Frank: "I do not think of all the misery, but of the glory that remains. Go outside into the fields, nature and the sun, go out and seek happiness in yourself and in God. Think of the beauty that again and again discharges itself within and without you and be happy."

William Faulkner: "Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all."

Calvin Coolidge: "We have been a most favored people. We ought to be a most grateful People. We have been a most blessed people. We ought to be a most thankful People."





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