There is so much to say today;
I don’t know where to start.
How can I begin to tell
The thanks that fill my heart?
Should I begin with family
Or love or joy or sunlight
Or peace or health or happiness
Or home or birds or starry nights?
For all these things and many more,
I thank Thee, Father dear.
But most of all I thank Thee
For always being near.

[illustration] Illustrated by Julie F. Young