The first of these Thanksgiving Day Prayers means a lot to us because it was written during a very hard time along time ago. Many of us can relate to hard times even today. Families are struggling, many have lost their jobs, their homes and more.
When we're going through hard times, it's so easy to get anxious or stressed out about things. The writer of this Thanksgiving poem probably had a lot to grumble and complain about, like we all do, but instead he chose to focus his attention on what he could be thankful for.
There's some thee's and thou's in this one because it was written 153 years ago, but it's cool to think that even then, people struggled with the same things that we still do today.
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By Hanford Lennox Gordon (1857, during a great depression)
We love how the writer shares even the little he has with others less fortunate.
We recently read that the brain cannot be stressed and thankful at the same time. So if you're feeling stressed out, put on some music that makes you smile and dance, write down 5 things you're thankful for, share something, or smile at someone and watch your stress disappear!
Funny Thanksgiving Poems
If you want to read some lighter Thanksgiving poems to help your thankful heart, head on over to our