Give Thanks

John Blanco-Losada (
Thu, 28 Nov 96 10:14:58 -0500

All -

Today is Thanksgiving here in the US, and I thought I'd share a poem =
which popped into my head last night. It's my first "published" =
work, so please be gentle and enjoy.


Give thanks every day
for the knowledge that, come what may,
you=B9ll have at least one more chance
to take a few steps in life=B9s
intricate dance.

Give thanks as you watch the sun rise,
and rub the sleep out of your eyes.
Today is a chance to get your bearing,
and do some reflection on how your life
is faring.

Give thanks for just being alive;
sow your seeds and watch them thrive.
Today is a chance to assess your goals,
and summon the will to pay
the tolls.

Give thanks for your head, your heart, and your muscle;
use them to advance through life=B9s hussle.
Today is a chance to strengthen them all,
and hone the skills needed
to heed your life=B9s call.

Give thanks for your friends along the way,
who=B9ve given support and known just what to say.
Today is a chance to return the favor,
and enhance understanding
for both sides to savor.

Give thanks for all this, and for all that you are;
tomorrow you=B9ll look back from afar.
But today is a chance to do so much more,
than all the other
days before.


John Blanco-Losada "You must be the =
change you wish to see in the world." - M. =