Thursday, October 24, 2013

Focus on Gratitude

by Judy

Learn to Be Grateful
Edgar A. Guest

Be grateful for the kindly friends
that walk along your way;
Be grateful for the skies of blue
that smile from day to day;

Be grateful for the health you own,
the work you find to do,
For round about you there are men
less fortunate than you.

Be grateful for the growing trees,
the roses soon to bloom,
The tenderness of kindly hearts
that shared your days of gloom;

Be grateful for the morning dew,
the grass beneath your feet,
The soft caresses of your babes
and all their laughter sweet.

Acquire the grateful habit,
learn to see how blest you are,
How much there is to gladden life,
how little life to mar!

And what if rain shall fall today
and you with grief are sad;
Be grateful that you can recall
the joys that you have had.


terriporter said...

I haven't read this poem before and it is beautiful as is your photo with such beautiful light and color! Thanks, Judy. Everyone can use a reminder to be grateful.

Maggie McKenney said...

lovely poem:) wonderful way to start this day! thanks

kelly said...

yes judy. thank you for the reminder. beautiful.

Kim Stevens said...

The poem is lovely, but your photo . . . breathtakingly beautiful! xo

Dotti said...

Wonderful photo and the poem
Is perfect. We need to keep thinking about this. We're going to do a lot of talking about gratitude in November.

CarolHart said...

Breathtaking image Judy. I had not read this poem before, just wonderful.

Cathy H. said...

Gorgeous image to go with this wonderful quote! Thanks for the gentle reminder to be more grateful for each and every little thing!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful photo! and what agreat poem to go with this.... with so much wisdom

Anonymous said...

This image just stops me in my tracks (rust and blue tones together, be still my heart) and makes me grateful for other photographers who have such a keen eye and love to share the beauty around them! Like you!

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