We need to be thankful to make our day complete

Many big things are often mentioned

health, family, friends

But so many people don’t have these

for what should they give thanks?

A walk in a neighborhood where there is no gunshot

speaking a grievance that is heard and respected

a hand extended when they stumble

a warm smile on an icy day

a sign pointing them in the right direction

words that express the innermost feelings

by strangers who understand.

Even without friends and family, these can help complete the day

and make us all thankful one more time.