I was sent this that I wanted to share:
A Thanksgiving Prayer
"O God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home,
help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer,
And remembering, help me to destroy my complacency;
Bestir my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.
by Samuel Franklin Pugh
When I Googled Samuel Franklin Pugh, I found the obituary of this amazing gentleman, who died at age 103 last year Here
and I went looking for the poem mentioned in his obituary.
For a Day of My Life by Samuel F. Pugh
This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will.
I can waste it, or use it for good, but what I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.
When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever, leaving behind in its place something that I have traded for it.
I want it to be gain and not loss,
good and not evil,
success and not failure,
in order that I shall not regret the price that I have paid for it.
Wishing all my friends and family a Happy Thanksgiving!