When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Writer's Workshop - Thanksgiving is a gift

Now it’s your turn!

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come over to Mama Kat's to add your name to the link list. Be sure to sign up with the actual post URL and not just your basic blog URL (click on the title of your post for that URL). For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!

The Prompts:

1.) Share a Thanksgiving recipe you will be cooking up this week.
2.) What traditions do you carry on with your family each year?
3.) A favorite Thanksgiving memory.
4.) Write a poem about something you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving.
5.) Who is cooking the turkey you will be eating for Thanksgiving this year? Share a memory that makes you smile when you think of this person.

I chose number 4.)  to write a poem.  

Thanksgiving is a Gift
by Patricia A Pitterle

The turkey is eaten, the children are fed
Football is over I'm ready for bed.
The table is cleared now the dishes are done
The children are gathered to watch Christmas reruns!
The house is all quiet ,the day is complete
The guests have all gone, now I put up my feet.
I have watched as my children have laughed and had fun
They've eaten enough and Thanksgiving is done.

But wait just a moment, who says it must go?
This is the thing I would like you to know.
Remember your blessings, count them every day.
By seeking His goodness you will find His way.  
He never leaves you, you are not alone
No matter that right now you feel on your own.  
So spend time to acknowledge His love in your life
See His blessings surround you as you walk through your strife.

Make this moment a gift that you give to His Son.
The gift of your seeing just what He has done.
Remember the lepers, there were ten cleansed that day.
But only one faced the Savior his "thank you" to say.  
Don't be like the nine with gratitude unexpressed
Leaving His presence and none would attest
His hand in their healing, His eyes on their souls,
His heart on their reaching, His love made them whole.

Gratitude isn't something that just comes once a year
It lives in your heart, it should be always near.
So look for your blessings, acknowledge they're there
Just open your eyes, look around you, and share.
By seeing the goodness in the midst of your trials
You'll find joy in the journey and after awhile  
Thanksgiving won't be a day that is just sun to sun.
It's a gift that you give Him after all He has done.  


  1. wow! so true...sometimes we forget to be thankful all the time, don't we? we shouldn't reserve that for one day a year... thanks for the reminder! :) visiting fro mama kats btw, blessings...

  2. YOU are a great poet! :)

    Happy late Thanksgiving!!!!

    Corine :D

  3. AMEN! I love your poem and that picture speaks volumes! Very cute.

    Stopping by from writers workshop.