Please and Thank You

  • Please and Thank You.
    • Momma taught me to say “Please” and “Thank you.”
      • I have used “Please” and a lot more
      • Than I have used “Thank you.”
    • When I have said “Please”
      • It has come from the bottom of my heart.
      • The intensity of my pleases
      • Have been much deeper than my “Thank you.”
      • There is much to give thanks for.
    • Starting with my ability to think,
      • And a never-ending list,
      • For all things in life are gifts.
      • I received much more,
      • Than I have ever dreamed of asking for.
    • Let this be a simple “Thank You!”
      • For all things new and old.
      • For past, present, and future.
      • THANK YOU!!!

 

Originally written October 15, 1995

  • This was written at the realization of how lucky I was.  I had survived much. I had a career with a future.  I had four grown children and 3 Grandchildren.  It was like a light bulb had turned on.    Maybe it was after returning home from Indiana and the frustration of the crisis was over..  I don’t recall what precipitated the feeling of overwhelming feeling of how lucky I was.   
  • There are so many places I could be in much worse situation.  I began thinking of those places when I would feel sorry for myself..  I could be in Bangladesh was the first situation I thought of.  Then came Iraq, Afghanistan, and many others.
  •  This does two things for me.  I feel empathy and generosity for those individuals that are in that situation.
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One response to “Please and Thank You

  1. Grandpa used to say count your blessings everyday. You are one of those!

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