The Prompt: thankful

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Thanksgiving is, unsurprisingly, fairly low key for us. It is an adopted tradition, but one that the boys have embraced. And, my husband is never one to say no to the opportunity for turkey.

As we sat down, we did as tradition would dictate; we shared what we were thankful for. The list from the boys was by turns thoughtful, ridiculous and hilarious. But it made us laugh together, as a family, and that’s what it’s all about.

Family, friends and food
farmers, shops and snow
Mum, home and Target,
the community that we know.

Daddy, toys and turkey
TV and ice cream
Video games and dragons,
the wonders that we dream.

Police, school and crossing guards
veterans and the army
doctors, nurses, teachers,
the commitment of the many.

Computers and the internet
jobs, work and salary
Bill Nye the science guy,
and pleasure from a gallery.

Husband, children, pigs
Lego, books and cake
Music, wife, thanksgiving,
the memories we make.

I am thankful for so many things. My family, my friends. My long suffering husband, the simple pleasure of watching my children play.

I am especially thankful for my bright and entertaining children who inspired this rather silly poem with their hysterical take on what we should be thankful for…

It can be easy to get caught up in the stresses of everyday life, to allow the mundane to overwhelm us. It is not so easy to take a step back and realise all we have to be grateful for.

Life is short, we should be thankful for every moment that brings us joy.


You can find this weeks #ThePrompt linky here. I do hope this week’s prompt inspired you; I look forward to reading your posts.

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17 thoughts on “The Prompt: thankful”

  1. That was just what I needed this morning to make me smile :) I think the thanksgiving tradition is rather a lovely one, and though my head is still stuck in my novel leading me to go off on a rather different tack with this week’s prompt it’s definitely good to take a moment to reflect on the many things I have to be thankful for in the real world. Have a fab weekend xx

  2. Oh this is great Sara.

    I love your note at the end too. We all get lost in day-to-day stresses and it’s nice to take a moment, or even a whole day, and enjoy the time we have together. Great Post. xx

  3. How wonderful to turn that list into a poem. Such great pae to the writing too. We do indeed get too caught up in the mundane stresses and should pay more attention of the simple things we should be thankful for. #ThePrompt

  4. I do like the idea of taking that time to list and appreciate all those things that we are thankful for. The poem made me smile – such an eclectic list! Thank you for hosting #theprompt each week – love joining in with it :-)

  5. Lovely post!! I miss celebrating Thanksgiving in the States. I’ve had a sinus infection all week so I’ve canceled our turkey dinner, but I will be making some pumpkin pie tomorrow. It’s a lovely holiday where you get to spend time with your loved ones, eat loads and voice your thankfulness!

  6. Happy thanksgiving.

    Nice fun poem but the real message is so cool, reasons to be thankful l! So many things to be thankful for this year for me as well. Sometimes I am so into the bad side that I am forgetting the good.

    Again happy thanksgiving!


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