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 could 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 taught structure and discipline, but also genuinely
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
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 and 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, and too precious to let the ills of the world
I’m THANKFUL for my matriarch, my grandmother, who led the charge and showed
me the way,
She taught me as long as you follow God’s will, you will never be led astray.
I’m THANKFUL for those that questioned how I would or even if I should,
They fueled the fire that gave me the strength and courage to know that I could.
I’m THANKFUL for a sister’s love that surpasses 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
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. ©
Happy Thanksgiving 2013 ~ BrotherWord