Wednesday, November 27, 2013



Today we embrace
Happiness, sadness, look yesterday in the eye
And forgive ourselves, others,
Not taking for granted the gifts before us.
Knit everything together,
Shaping a quilt of
I promise to
View this day as an
Initial step to celebrating the ordinary,
Not fixated on more.  Appreciating less -
Gratified with what I have.

by Margaret Bednar, November 27, 2013

This is another acrostic poem.  I will be back after Thanksgiving.  In the mean time, I wish everyone in the U.S. a Happy Thanksgiving day and Peace to those who live elsewhere.

My post below is my contribution to the 5th Annual Gratitude Quilt compiled by Laura of "Shine the Divine".   The above is a condensed version.

Also will be linked with Friday Flash 55 - Thursday at 8pm.  


TexWisGirl said...

thanks. i needed this.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I had to come over when I saw your adorable Thanksgiving dog!!!!! Adorable. Love your poem, too, kiddo! Have a wonderful thanksgiving with all those beautiful children!

Fireblossom said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Margaret!

George said...

A lovely poem, Margaret, and I especially like the metaphor of "shaping a quilt of gratitude." As for the pilgrim dog, I can only say that your pooch is more patient and tolerant than mine. Happy Thanksgiving!

Grandmother (Mary) said...

Such a good reminder to make gratitude our only agenda. Hope your day was happy!

G-Man said...

As is EVERYTHING that you do...
I bet you Ordered the best Thanksgiving Dinner EVER!
Loved your Thankful 55
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

hedgewitch said...

Very neat, and I completely agree. Too many are focused on what they don't have, and our society seems determined to keep it that way. Hope your holiday was full of many things to be thankful for, Margaret.

Anonymous said...

smiles - a nice pen, Margaret ~

Yvonne Osborne said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving, Margaret. I love "shaping a quilt of gratitude". If we could all just be gratful for what we have instead of wanting more, working harder for things we don't really need, spinning the wheel.

Brian Miller said...

that is hopefully the essence of the day, unless you leave dinner to get in line for the sales...groan....hope you had a great thanksgiving with the fam...