Entering Thankful

“…that I might sing praises to You and not be silent. Oh Lord my God, I will give You thanks forever!” — Psalm 30:12

With too many and too much,

we often fail to be thankful.

We have become a people

who feel entitled to all

we desire, even in gluttonous

amounts, indulging on everything

we want…now — food, media,

political drama — we are choking

on our own excess of stuff.

I long for scarcity, a diminishing

of so-called binge worthy

distractions, a limitation

of vain decadence so that

kindness and sharing

become our currency,

neighbor helping neighbor,

families eating together

at the table, a people entering

thankful by bowing heads,

recognizing our blessings,

returning to a simple life

full of courtesies, sacrifice,

humility, a quiet observance

of the ways of mercy and grace,

a faith that sings out in joyous praise,

and souls that dance in celebration

for this day’s nourishment.

—C.L. Fisher, November 2020

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