At times our own light goes out
and is rekindled
by a spark from another person.

Each of us has cause to think
with deep gratitude
of those who
have lighted the flame within us.
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Somebody . .
. . admires your strength.
. . wants you to find him/her.
. . wishes they could stop time because of you.

Somebody . .
. . wants to hold your hand.
. . hopes everything turns out all right.
. . wants you to be happy.

Somebody . .
. . is celebrating your successes.
. . thinks that you are a gift.
. . wants to hug you.

    Somebody . .
    . . loves you.
. . is thinking of you and smiling.
. . wants to be your shoulder to cry on.
. . wants to go out with you
and have a lot of fun.

Somebody . .
. . thinks the world of you.
. . wants to be protected by you.
. . wants to protect you.
. . would do anything for you.

Somebody . .
. . wants to be forgiven.
. . is grateful for your forgiveness;
they never knew before
that true forgiveness comes with no "payback".

Somebody . .               
. . wants to forgive you,
and make amends
to renew a beginning that was damaged.


Somebody . .
. . wants to laugh with you.
. . remembers you
and wishes that you were there.

    Somebody . .
           . . is thanking God for you. . .
   your friendship and love.

Somebody . .
. . needs to know
that your love is unconditional.

Somebody . .
. . values your advice.
. . wants to tell you how much they care.
. . wants to share their dreams with you.

Somebody . .
   . . treasures your spirit.
. . can't wait to see you.
. . loves you for who you are.


Somebody . .
    . . is glad that you're his/her friend.
    . . loves the way you make them feel.
    . .  misses you deeply.
    . . wants to be with you.
    . . is alive because of you.
    . . wants to be your friend.
    . . wants you to know they are there for you.

Somebody . .
. . is wishing that you noticed him/her.
. . wants to get to know you better.
. . wants to be near you.
. . misses your advice/guidance.

Somebody . .
. . has faith in you.
. . trusts you.
. . needs your support.
. . needs you to have faith in them.


Somebody . .
. . needs you to let them be your friend.
. . hears a song that reminds them of you.
. . will cry when they read this.

Somebody . .
. . is thankful for
the support you have provided;
having faith in them,
and accepting their values and beliefs.

. . wants you to know they are thankful
because you were there for them.

. . is thankful for your shoulder to cry on.

. . wants you to know how much it meant,
that you saw the hurt in their eyes
when everyone else
was fooled by the smile.

. . is grateful that your love
and friendship are unconditional.
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Credits:
[1] -Somebody Is Thankful For. . . ~Unknown
[2] ~Albert Schweitzer
[3] ~Author Unknown
[4] ~G.K. Chesterton
-Klaas Tuinman+
. . . May your stuffing be tasty,
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.

May your yams be delicious,
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
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. . . and sing your song of joy . . .
And as we prepare for this
our Thanksgiving Day  . . .
2nd week in October (in Canada)
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought;
and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
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Happy Thanksgiving To You And Yours from Dawn Cove Abbey
PS: EVERY Day is Thanksgiving Day
Somebody Is Thankful
I am grateful
. .for your support,
your contributions
and submissions.
. . and for all the wonderful
friends and pen pals Morning
Star has brought me.
. . to all those unknown artists
whose graphics are so freely available;
and to all those creative musicians
who make their music media (midis)
so freely available.

I am thankful
. . for the loving friends and family I have;
they enrich my life beyond measure.
. . I am grateful that my needs are met,
and most of my wants are fulfilled.
My life is truly abundantly blessed.
I am humbly thankful.
 Klaas+. (2009)
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