This November, we are highlighting a series of creative works from our students centered around gratitude. We asked them to not only share their talents with us, but also their hearts. Please enjoy Indy Reads Gives Thanks.
T- H – A – N – K – S – G – I – V – I – N – G
By Indy Reads Student, Ifeanyi Egbulem
T—for Thanksgiving—and for Together
Tells a glad tale at this time of year;
Family gathering around the table,
Naming our blessings for all to hear.
H—for Homecoming from near and from far
To share food, faith, hope, courage and love;
We start by joining our hands and hearts,
In praises to our dear Lord above.
N—for Newcomers by birth or marriage,
Add to our family as years roll on;
Our number increases, and that’s good proof
Of the favor our family has won.
K—for the Kindness we hold as a family in our hearts,
Outwardly showing in ways that we care:
In patience, forgiveness, companionship,
Appreciation when occasions appear.
S—for Sharing—and Strength—and Support;
Family virtues we have in each other as married couple,
Enabling us to lighten the burdens
And stresses of each other occasionally.
G—for the Gifts we do not take for granted:
Our lives, our health, the love we all share,
The reasons we smile, the goals we achieve
Our various talents, some of them rare.
I—for Ideas we have learned in passing
Through our struggles and everyday fights;
Then comes today when we all give thanks
For insights which shed light on our nights.
V—for the Values we teach to our love ones,
Thankfulness among the top of this list;
Is my Darling wife ,children and wonderful family members.
I—for Intimacy, family closeness
Expressing affection, connecting minds,
Building relationships on the right premise:
Love centered in godliness never unwinds.
N—for the Names by which we are known;
Still we take pride in holding each one
To the standards and love our family established.
G—is for God, His Grace and His Goodness,
And Gratitude we owe Him all of our days;
For all He has done, and will do for our family
We give absolute thanks now and always as it’s a debate we owe Almighty God.
1 Thessalonians 5:18