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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving (a little early or late)

I started to send this to a few friends rather than put it out here but then I thought after the gloom and doom of my posts last night, some hope might be in order. Maybe a little corny, but so am I.

To all the moms, dads, sons and daughters out there.

If this isn't true for everyone, maybe someday we'll have a world where it will be. It's not a bad legacy.

From today - Anonymous

Today's Poem - When you thought I wasn't looking...

I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.

I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.

I saw you make my favorite cake for me and I learned that little things can be the special things in life.

I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing and I learned that those who have something should give to those who don't.

I felt you kiss me good night and I felt loved and safe.

I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.

I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good, and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.

I saw tears come from your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but its all right to cry.

I saw that you cared and I wanted to be everything I could be.

I watched you, and I learned most of life's lessons I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.

I looked at you and wanted to say, "Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking."


ipodmomma said...

Granny, have a wonderfully blessed Thanskgiving!!!

much love... :)))

jumpy yippy nervous anXious growly yelly hyper... the new seven dwarfs

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving Granny Ann! Hope you and your family and friends have a great time when you celebrate it.

We don't have it here in England, for obvious reasons, but I do think that the holiday season tends to bring out the best in people.

- And the worst, of course, but today I'm not going to dwell on that, and only think of the good, like that absolutely gorgeous poem.

Just, wow.


Granny said...

mollie - get stuck on the "X" how about xenophobic?

Mother Sharon Damnable said...

Hi granny,

Like Alice I thought the poem remarkable.

I hope you enjoy the festivities

Mother Sharon Damnable said...

Hi Granny,

The poem is public domain, as far as I know.

It would be lovely be added to your list of favourites,thank you. I had already added you to mine.

I wish you a happy holiday.