I’m THANKFUL for the son that rose to give me a brighter day,
For allowing the sun to set on what wasn’t for me so I go on my way.
I’m THANKFUL for the cross he carried for me and the burdens He bared,
For giving me parents that not only have structure and discipline, but genuinely cared.
I’m THANKFUL for my angels in heaven and here on earth,
For the ones who’ve recently entered my life and the ones that have protected me since birth.
I’m THANKFUL for the seasons of love and the moments of hurt,
Through gain and loss, trials and tribulations, I’ve discovered my worth.
I’m THANKFUL for pain, struggle, and defeat,
It was the only way I learned to pull myself up an get back on my feet.
I’m THANKFUL for those that left a mark, good or bad,
Without that experience I wouldn’t be able to truly appreciate all that I have.
I’m THANKFUL that life never promised to be easy or fair,
But always provided a way to rise above the deepest despair.
I’m THANKFUL for another day, another chance, another opportunity,
Life is too short to wait, to swift to delay;
I’m THANKFUL for my matriarch who led the charge and showed me the way,
She taught me as long as you follow God’s will, you’ll never be led astray.
I’m THANKFUL for those that questioned how I would or if I should,
They fueled the fire that gave me the strength and courage to know I could.
I’m THANKFUL for a sister’s love that surpassed any other example,
She is why I do what I do, my purpose personified, and her spirit I sample.
I’m THANKFUL for those that trust and believe I can be a source to better their lives,
The truth is, it’s already in you, we just have to work together to reach your ultimate prize.
I’m THANKFUL for this day and to be able to express my gratitude and appreciation,
I’ve learned that life is not about what you see, but how you see it and that’s my greatest realization.