Thankful, grasses swish in breezes,
Ponds give thanks ere water freezes,
Tamaracks sigh benedictions,
Cattails pray with deep convictions.
Clouds that sail and geese that float
On autumn air trace thank you notes
As earth and sky and beasts conclude
That living well is Gratitude.
Just as frost makes pearls from pain and covers plain with glory,
So your faith can glean the grain within your painful story;
When you feel the pinch of frost, the sting of cold rejection,
Know one day when it has lost, you’ll be a grace confection.