As I awaken in the morning
And I face another day —
Lord, I want to thank you for your presence
And that you hear me when I pray.
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For on this special Thanksgiving Day
I wish to thank you in a special way —
For the simple blessings given me —
Like touch, hearing, smelling, taste and see —
First of all thank you for the gift of sight —
To watch the geese wing and take to flight —
To see the pumpkins growing in a row,
To watch sunsets, rainbows and winter snow. —
Next for the gift of hearing —
To listen to sweet voices, hear children sing,
Hear animal sounds, the swishing of leaves,
The song of birds, and the bells that ring.
Then there's the gift of smell —
That I might enjoy the aroma from the kitchen, oh, so nice —
The sweet smell of the cooking —
Like turkey and pumpkin pie spice.
And then there’s the enjoyment —
Of taste - tempting dishes to eat —
And plenty of fruits and vegetables —
And desserts, and sweets
Next to last, I thank Thee
For the sense of touch
When hurting, need comfort and love —
This is the sense I need so much.
Lastly, I thank you for the sense of balance —
To rise from my bed and stand straight and tall
Ready to face the new day’s challenge with optimism—
And not be defeated, that I may not fall.
Yes, for all the senses you’ve given me
I thank you, dear Lord, most humbly —