The day before Thanksgiving –
It was crazy at the stores.
The people getting one last pie
Or some dressing, even more.
To bring all those groceries home
Was a big feat indeed.
To prepare for the feast tomorrow
Many hungry mouths to feed.
The Tom turkey readied
The special silver laid out.
The stress again on Mother
Was great without a doubt.
But what happened to thankfulness?
Do we remember what to do?
To bow our heads tomorrow
Our spirits to renew.
It’s a time of fellowship
With relatives and friends.
To tell what the Lord has giv’n.
Time and time again.
It’s more than turkey
Or the big game that’s really great.
It’s thanking God for Jesus
Who, for us, opens Heaven’s gate.
— Charles B. Mayes
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There is something about thankfulness that can change our bad attitude completely. Expressing our appreciation to God reflects back giving us wonderful peace.
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