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I Give Thanks

by Carmen Ruggero

I give thanks when times are hard;
simply because they made me strong.
Living through lean times,
taught me to be a giver,
loneliness helped me be a better friend.

And I don’t fall or break when in pain,
No! I give thanks for the joy I feel now and then.
I am grateful for the nourishing rain,
for the bitter winter that leads into spring,
and when the storm is over,
I thank Him twice for gifting me with a clear understanding
of things that come my way from time to time.

Copyright © 2011 by Carmen Ruggero

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