The Art of Thanks Living

November 28, 2013

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I share this poem by Wilfred A. Peterson in gratitude to my friend who sent it to me.  Wishing all of you a blessed day of “Thanks Living.”  Prayers Work.



The art of thanksgiving is thanks living.  It is gratitude in action.  It is applying Albert Schweitzer’s philosophy:  “In gratitude for your own good fortune you must render in return some sacrifice of your life for other life.”


It is thanking God for the gift of life by living it triumphantly.


It is thanking God for your talents and abilities by accepting them as obligations to be invested for the common good.


It is thanking God for all that men and women have done for you

by doing things for others.


It is thanking God for opportunities by accepting them

as a challenge for achievement.


It is thanking God for happiness by striving to make others happy.


It is thanking God for beauty by helping to make the world more beautiful.


It is thanking God for inspiration by trying to be an inspiration to others.


It is thanking God for health and strength by the care and reverence

your show your body.


It is thanking God for the creative ideas that enrich life by adding your own creative contributions to human progress.


It is thanking God for each new day by living it to the fullest.


It is thanking God for hands, arms, legs and voice to your thankful spirit.


It is adding to your prayers of thanksgiving, acts of thank living.



Mary Ann L. Smith

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One Response to “The Art of Thanks Living”

  1. Heidi Johnson Says:

    Pure perfection! Thank you MaryAnn, for always showing us the way! Happy Thanks living to you!


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