Lessons from the Thanksgiving Leftovers

A recipe for ongoing gratitude

Thanksgiving dinner tops my list.
Leftovers are right under.
I love reheating what remains.
So is it any wonder

the Thursday meal goes on and on
as does my gratitude
for giving thanks is not a day?
It is an attitude

that sees containers as half-full
and notices what’s right,
that values colors found in truth
resisting black and white.

Thanksgiving is a year-long feast.
Each day is ours to seize.
Try counting blessings from God’s hand
as well as calories.