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Countless Reasons to Say Thank You—Poem

Chitrangada loves to express her moods and emotions, through her poems. Most of her poems are free style and spontaneous with Nature at core

There are so many reasons to be grateful.

There are so many reasons to be grateful.

Reasons to say Thank you—The Sunshine, The Rivers and The Ocean, The Blue Sky

Reasons to say Thank you—The Sunshine, The Rivers and The Ocean, The Blue Sky

Reasons to say Thank You—The Moonlight

Reasons to say Thank You—The Moonlight

Thanksgiving Day

While going through the holidays calendar, I stumbled upon the upcoming Thanksgiving day.
Technology has made it possible for people, around the World, to get familiar with the festivals, which are celebrated in other parts of the World, besides their own.
In any case, the idea behind celebrating festivals, remains the same everywhere.

To celebrate the gift of life, to spend quality time with the loved ones, family and friends, to spread happiness, to enjoy delicious food and drinks.

During this process, we rejuvenate, recharge ourselves, with plenty of positive energy and positive thoughts.
Although, I vaguely understand what is the significance of the Thanksgiving day, I googled it, out of curiosity, to know more about this important day. And needless to say, I was overwhelmed to know, about the noble aim to celebrate this day.

Then, the thought of saying thanks or showing gratitude, for what I have in life, occurred in my mind. Honestly, I was amazed, at the countless number of thank you, I will have to say!
Here I am listing, only few of them, through my poem.

Reasons to say Thank you—The Trees, The Fruits and Vegetables

Reasons to say Thank you—The Trees, The Fruits and Vegetables

Reasons to say Thank you—The Rain, The Plants

Reasons to say Thank you—The Rain, The Plants

Reasons to say Thank you—The blossoming of flowers

Reasons to say Thank you—The blossoming of flowers

Countless Reasons to Say Thank You—Poem.

My humble thanks to the Heavens,

With folded hands and a heart full of gratitude,

For the bright Sunshine, of the mornings,

And the cool Moonlight, of the nights,

To give me another day, full of possibilities.


My humble thanks, to the Heavens,

With folded hands and a heart full of gratitude,

For the infinite Sky, the Oceans, the rivers,

The forests, the rain, the wind, the Earth,

And all the small and big creatures.


My humble thanks to the Heavens,

With folded hands and a heart full of gratitude,

For the crops, the food, the clothes and the shelter,

For the good health, happiness and luxuries of life,

For the music and song and the education.


With folded hands and a heart full of gratitude,

I want to sincerely thank my dear parents,

For the innumerable sacrifices made by them,

for their selfless and unconditional love,

their affection, care and sincere efforts.


With folded hands and a heart full of gratitude,

I want to sincerely thank my husband and dear children,

My siblings, friends and families, my teachers and helpers,

And anyone or everyone, who has been kind and helpful,

To make me a better person and has been a part of my life.


Saying countless number of Thanks,

May Seem dramatic, but believe me, it’s not,

You really never know, how much more time,

Do you or your dear ones may have,

So, never shy away, to express your gratitude.

The Thanksgiving song, Source: YouTube

Thanks to my parents song, Source: YouTube

© 2018 Chitrangada Sharan

Comments

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 14, 2020:

Thank you Sneha Ji, for reading and appreciating the poem. Glad you liked the theme of the poem.

Good to meet you at HubPages. Thank you.

Sneha Bhat from India on May 14, 2020:

Hello madam, first of all I would like to say THANK YOU SO MUCH... Because a simple way to thank someone creates a positive vibrations... You have left none to thank in this poem i guess...

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 22, 2020:

Thank you BRENDA, for reading and appreciating the poem and the post. I am glad you liked it.

Thanks for sharing this on the mentioned FB group/ page. Yes, I have already joined these two pages and would love to post my poems there.

Thank you so much. Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 21, 2020:

Hi. I shared this on a page called Poets with a voice. https://www.facebook.com/poetswithavoice/

You may also post poetry on Sparklecity Poetry Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1017041218668840/

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 21, 2020:

Chitrangada,

You have reminded me to take time to be grateful for each and every moment. Being grateful for all of my surroundings...enjoying its beautiful scenery.

Not to mention the people who touch our lives. You are right...we do not know how long we truly have to share.

Good write.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 03, 2019:

Thank you for your generous comments Devika.

Yes, it's important to understand that we are blessed in so many ways. So many times, we take something or someone in our lives for granted. Especially, the love and care of people around us.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this poem. It's always a pleasure to read your comments.

Thanks for your constant support.

Devika Primic on December 03, 2019:

A year ago and here we are again to say THANK YOU it is such a pleasure to read the many ways to say those words ''THANK YOU'' I am glad to have read your this title. It makes me wonder of those who don't appreciate it and just go on daily without saying it.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 01, 2019:

Thank you Rachel L Alba, for reading and appreciating the poem.

Glad that you liked it.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Rachel L Alba from Every Day Cooking and Baking on October 29, 2019:

What a lovely way to express thankfulness through your poem. It says it all. I love your pictures also. Have a great and loving Thanksgiving.

Blessings to you.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 30, 2019:

Thank you Cynthia, for appreciating the hub. Glad you liked my poem on thanksgiving.

Have a great day.

Cynthia Zirkwitz from Vancouver Island, Canada on September 29, 2019:

This is a very uplifting hub. I loved your poem of thanksgiving, and the song that the children sang (I have not heard it before). Thank you!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 29, 2019:

Thank You Lori Colbo, for your wonderful comments!

So glad to know that you liked the poem. I agree with you that we take certain people and things for granted. We realise their value, only if we don’t have them around.

Many thanks for reading and appreciating!

Lori Colbo from Pacific Northwest on January 26, 2019:

I just loved your poem. Sometimes the things you said you were thankful for are things people tend to take for granted. But these are the most precious. Thanks for sharing.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 27, 2018:

Thank you for your wonderful thoughts RTalloni.

I completely agree with you. Every religion has the same principles, that of spreading love, peace and happiness, to fellow human beings. We should always have a sense of gratitude for whatever we have. But quite often, we forget to be thankful. In spite of all that we have, we don’t feel satisfied and keep asking for more.

Thanks for sharing the link. Count my blessings, is one of my favourites.

Thank you and have a blessed day!

RTalloni on December 26, 2018:

So nicely done, showing a sweet attitude developed from recognizing all that you have to be thankful for in this life. There is a simple Christian hymn that has spoken the truths of gratitude to multitudes of people, "Count Your Blessings", (but many people take the hymn too lightly). If you would like to have a closer look at its theme you could start with this blog that breaks the stanzas down with insightful comments: http://drhamrick.blogspot.com/2012/08/count-your-b...

As a Christian I am thankful to know that the heavens and this amazing earth with all its wonders does indeed display the glory of God and that it is to Him we are indebted, particularly for what He offers us through Christ. Thank you for a well written read that reminds me of His glories and mercy.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 26, 2018:

Thank you Peggy Woods, for reading and commenting on this hub.

I agree with your thoughts that life is so short and we must be thankful for what we have, each day. To be grateful to the people around us, to the Mother Nature is so important.

Glad you liked the theme of the poem.

Wish you a blessed day. Thank You.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 25, 2018:

You so beautifully listed the numerous things of which to be thankful in your lovely poem. Life is so short and as we open our eyes each day we never know how that day might end. We should all take the opportunity to be grateful for the people and things in our lives including Mother Nature.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 22, 2018:

Thank you Ericdierker, for coming back.

Yes, gratitude is infinite. How beautiful to have discussions like these with the children. They will remember these forever.

Hope you are having an enjoyable time with your family on Thanksgiving Day.

Thank You and I am privileged to know you through HubPages.

Have a blessed day.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 22, 2018:

Kept on follow. "Countless" is too small a number I decided. My boy and I discussed the difference between infinity and 100 trillion ;-) We decided that Gratitude is infinite. Thanks for you is among mine.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 22, 2018:

Thank You MsDora, for reading and commenting on this hub!

Glad you could relate to it. Happy Thanksgiving Day to you.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 22, 2018:

There's so much for which to be thankful. I can identify with most of your list. Thank you for sharing.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 22, 2018:

Thank you FlourishAnyway, for your valuable comments!

Freedom is an important point, which should be mentioned. It’s a blessing to be born in a free country and we must be thankful for it. Thanks for the reminder.

Happy Thanksgiving Day to you. Have a blessed day.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 22, 2018:

Thank You Manatita, for your kind words of appreciation! Glad you liked it.

I am so thankful to know you through HubPages. Your spiritual wisdom is a source of inspiration for many, including me.

Thanks for Guru ji’s blessings, through you.

FlourishAnyway from USA on November 21, 2018:

This was lovely and very appropriate given that Thanksgiving is tomorrow. I’m thankful for my family, pets, and others I care about as well as my freedom and health. Have a wonderful week.

manatita44 from london on November 21, 2018:

Beautiful and charming song and note your special thanks to mother nature and the cosmos in so many diverse ways.

Gratitude is a big one for us and for Sri Chinmoy. It is no less than the life-breath of God. Thank you so much, my Didi Ji. Guruji bless your loving Heart and wonderful family.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 21, 2018:

Thank you Sean, for your kind words of appreciation!

I am glad that you liked this poem, composed almost spontaneously.

Of course you can share this with your students. That would be so wonderful and please accept my sincere thanks and appreciations for that.

I am glad you liked my photos. I love taking pictures and nowadays it’s much easier to take pictures, because of mobile phone cameras. Thanks for appreciating.

Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and your family.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 21, 2018:

Thank you Linda, for reading and appreciating the poem.

You are right that festivals are good opportunities for family get together. Nothing like some good caring and sharing time with loved ones.

Happy Thanksgiving Day to you.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 21, 2018:

Thank You Yancosky, for your kind visit and comments. Glad you liked it.

Much appreciated.

Happy Thanksgiving Day to you.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 21, 2018:

Hi MarleneB!

So good to hear from you and I am so thankful to know you through HubPages. Friends like you, keep me motivated and inspired. Glad you liked the poem.

A Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and your family.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 21, 2018:

Thank you Ericdierker, for your wonderful comments!

I am glad that you liked the thoughts expressed in this poem.

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter, who is richer or more beautiful. Only thing, which matters is, whether you are happy or not. People with all Worldly luxuries may not be as happy as a child playing in the garden.

My best wishes to you and your family. A Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on November 21, 2018:

My dear Sister, this is an amazing poem! I think it is one of the best poems I have ever read! I feel that comes from my Heart too! Thank you for this gift! I would like to share it with my students if you haven't any problem.

Admiration!

Sean

PS: Marvellous photos!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on November 20, 2018:

Festivals that bring families together can be very enjoyable events. You've described some wonderful things to be thankful for in your poem, Chitrangada. Thank you for the reminder.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 20, 2018:

Thank you Peg Cole, for your kind words. Much appreciated.

Yes, I am always curious about the culture and traditions, in other parts of the World. People everywhere are the same, loving, caring, affectionate and social. And this makes me happy.

Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and your family. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 20, 2018:

Thank you billybuc, for appreciating the hub.

Yes, we should always be thankful for what we have.

Wish you all the happiness and good health. Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and your family.

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on November 20, 2018:

This is beautiful, and a blessing to read for Thanksgiving, and everyday! ♥️♥️♥️

Marlene Bertrand from USA on November 20, 2018:

Your poem is a lovely way to remind us all to be very thankful all the time for all the wonderful people and things in our life.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 20, 2018:

What a wonderful piece. We are so blessed in my family and community. I like to say that riches abound. Yet we are what is known as the lower middle class.

I surely do like your poem. Nearly tears here. For you have given me one more thing to be thankful for.

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on November 20, 2018:

What a lovely poem and message of thanks. I loved that you researched the Thanksgiving holiday to learn more about its origins and purpose.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 20, 2018:

Beautiful thoughts...thank you for the reminder. My life is so much better than I could have hoped for....wishing you peace and love.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 20, 2018:

Thank You Venkatachari Ji, for your nice comments. It’s a privilege to know you through HP, and I always appreciate your feedback.

I agree with you that there are so many things to be thankful for.

Thank You for reading and commenting.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on November 19, 2018:

A blissful Thanksgiving poem, Chitrangada! I really associate myself with these beautiful moments of expressing "Thank You" in my daily life. You have mentioned it so beautifully.

Thanks to you and all my friends here on this occasion.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 19, 2018:

Thank You Jodah, for your wonderful thoughts!

I agree with you that we have so many things to be thankful for, and we often take for granted, whatever we have in life.

Thanks for appreciating the poem and my photographs.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 19, 2018:

What beautiful sentiments, Chitrangada. Even those of us who don't celebrate Thanksgiving can still give thanks to so much we have been provided with in life, and often take for granted. This is a lovely hub, poem, and photos.