Tuesday, November 28, 2017

My Thankfulness Poem

Post by: Sara Godwin

I love the month of November. It’s a great month to be a teacher. The wackiness of Halloween is over, the crazy busyness of December has yet to come, and the holiday of Thanksgiving is upon us. I feel so fortunate to be a teacher in a Christian school. I can talk about being thankful with the students and be able to attribute all that we are thankful for to God. I can pray with the children each day and ask them what they want to thank God for. Every day a new lesson in gratefulness can emerge and grow. It really is inspiring when the children learn how to be joyful and thankful givers and hear all of the things that they appreciate in their own lives.

One of the prayers that I do with my students is a favorite of mine.

“Thank you, God for this good food, for rain and sunny weather.

Thank you for my school and friends and that we are together.”

I am so very thankful for so many blessings in my life. I’ve wanted to try my hand at a little poetry so, I’m going to continue the prayer, in my own words, to try and give thanks to God for all that is good, great and small, in my own life.

Thank you, God, for dogs and cats, for the company they provide.

Thank you for the trees and flowers and gorgeous mountain side.

Thank you, God, for my children, my husband, and my health.

Thank you for my job and church, they provide me with such wealth.

Thank you, God, for pigs and cows and chickens on the farm.

Thank you for my extended family, please protect them all from harm.

Thank you, God, for books and stories and people that can sing.

Thank you for all the year’s good seasons, but especially for spring.

Thank you, God, for my home, for choices and liberty.

Thank you, God, for those that serve and help to keep me free.

Thank you, God, for chocolate, coffee, and peanut butter so yummy.

Thank you for all the fruits and veggies, that they fill my tummy.

Thank you, God, for rivers, streams, for ponds and oceans grand.

Thank you for the deserts, jungles and beaches with white sand.

Thank you, God, most of all, for your everlasting love.

Thank you for your promises of Heaven up above.

My wish for you is that you will be thankful as well and remember to thank God for all of your blessings. “That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!” Psalm30:12

Sara Godwin has been a member of BUMC since 2003. She is the Assistant Director and Teacher at Apple Tree Christian Preschool and Kindergarten where she has worked since 2007. She has two wonderful children, Rachel and Ian, a loving husband, Shawn, two awesome kitties, Lewis and Lucy, and a sweet dog, Minnie. She began at BUMC working in the Children’s Ministry, assisting with Sunday School before moving to the preschool. She also helps with Wacky Wednesday and is the self-described crazy lady who wears all sorts of costumes every year at VBS.

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