It’s been a while, but I opened a memory box today where beautiful words from young writers tumbled into my lap. Written by this precious class last year, their words shared simple reminders for daily living and resonated on a quiet November afternoon:
Give thanks for each day and thanks for each night; for lovely little flowers and the stars shining bright.
Give thanks for new crayons like red, green, and blue. Give thanks for special moments when your wishes do come true.
Give thanks for a puzzle or your favorite teddy bear and even the thrill when you’re lifted high in the air!
For a wonderful hug, a band in the parade, a bath, or a new toy; for any little thing in your day that brings great JOY!
Give thanks for walking, hiking, and the snowflakes from above, especially give thanks for being with the people you love!
Give thanks for the oceans, the salt, and the sand; the sweet and simple pleasure of just holding someone’s hand.
Give thanks for saying “please” and “thank you” each day, and especially for hearing the words “I love you” along the way.