On this Thanksgiving, take a few moments to feel the nature of thankfulness. As thoughts arise – What am I thankful for? Whom am I indebted to? Which of the gifts I have received have been larger, which smaller? – just let the thoughts run dry. Experience gratitude just for itself, because its there, because you can.
The poem Worms, by Carl Dennis, is a sweet reminder that the opportunities to give thanks are boundless. Have a happy Thanksgiving.
WORMS by Carl DennisAren’t you glad at least that the earthwormsUnder the grass are ignorant, as they eat the earth,Of the good they confer on us, that their silenceIsn’t a silent reproof for our bad manners,Our never casting earthward a crumb of thanksFor their keeping the soil from packing so tightThat no root, however determined, could pierce it?