Help us to be truly thankful for our many blessings,
including the ability to provide for ourselves
and the wisdom to recognize that ability.
Help us always to remember and appreciate and
enjoy our blessings, but most of all,
help us always to deserve them.
Help us to be generous with those who have less.
We are thankful for our friends, whom we have chosen
to be in our lives.
We are thankful for our family, whom we did not choose
but love anyway.
We are thankful for the earth and the sky,
for the flowers and the rivers,
for the trees and the squirrels gamboling in the yard.
We are thankful,
we are thankful,
we are thankful.