“Gratitude,” Friend, Nov. 2004, 7


    I’m grateful for the sunshine’s rays

    That brighten each new day.

    I love the peace that always comes

    At nighttime when I pray.

    I’m grateful for the robin’s song

    When days are long and warm.

    I love, when autumn fades, to hear

    The winter wind perform.

    I’m grateful for the busyness

    That every weekday brings.

    I love, on Sunday, to sit still

    And think of holy things.

    Illustrated by Pat Hoggan