for a warm house
for 3 people who live here sometimes
that used to be my kids
thankful for eyes that see
for ears that hear
a mouth to speak
for arms to reach
and hands to touch.
Thankful I was able to get myself out of bed today
thankful I was able to get myself dressed today
thankful for legs that carry me
and a sound mind.
Thankful that God made me,
fearfully and wonderfully
thankful that God made others too,
so I could have someone to love
and others have someone to love
so God could have someone to love.
Thankful for beauty
thankful for a mind that can comprehend beauty
thankful for frost on the cars outside the window
for breath that freezes
in the cold morning air
thankful for warmth
by a fire, under the covers, from another’s heart
thankful for pain that is the beginning of healing
thankful for sadness that opens the door for gladness
thankful for sorrow that gives birth to joy
thankful for tears that cleanse
for memories that hold the framework
that makes all things new.
Thankful for words
thankful for songs
for music that stirs my heart.
Thankful for change
for the everlasting God.
Thankful for His breath.
Thankful for His breath that gives me breath.
Thankful for a heart that keeps beating.
Thankful for a kiss
Thankful for a hand to hold
Thankful for peace
for a new day.
By: Kady Teeple