Be Grateful

This short poem, Be Grateful, is one that expresses the basic thought of simply be thankful. Poet, Edgar Guest, gives us words to consider that should help us appreciate everything that we have. Like the saying goes, count your blessings, not your troubles.
A Short Poem
Be Grateful

Poet - Edgar A. Guest


Be grateful for
the kindly friends that walk along your way;
Be grateful for
the skies of blue that smile from day to day;
Be grateful for
the health you own, the work you find to do,
For round about you
there are men less fortunate than you.

Be grateful for
the growing trees, the roses soon to bloom,
The tenderness of
kindly hearts that shared your days of gloom;
Be grateful for
the morning dew, the grass beneath your feet,
The soft caresses of
your babes and all their laughter sweet.

Acquire the grateful habit,
learn to see how blest you are,
How much there is to gladden life,
how little life to mar!
And what if rain shall fall today
and you with grief are sad;
Be grateful that you can
recall the joys that you have had.




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