It’s hard to be thankful with dog poop on your shoe.
It’s hard to be thankful with so much stuff yet to do.
It’s hard to be thankful when you just learned today
that a dear friend from your past had a partner go away.
It’s hard to be thankful when another friend you know
Was mugged, pushed and frightened, with her face taking a blow.
It’s hard to be thankful when every other sound
reveals Democracy is failing and the world has turned around.
It’s hard to be thankful, and yet I know I must
find joy in the people I know and I trust.
The world might end tomorrow, but we still have today
Let’s fill it with laughter, joy, happiness and play.
Today I will be thankful for every choice I’ve made
for friends, for travel, and for a life for which I have no shame.
Today I will be thankful, although its hard to do
So Happy Thanksgiving my friends, I hope you are thankful too.
What do you do when you find it hard to be thankful?