How the Grumps Stole Thanksgiving


Lord I’m feeling grumpy

oh, how can this be?

Yesterday was so wonderful

but today my thoughts are stuffy

I’m grouchy and I’m cranky

what happened to my attitude

of thanksgiving and gratitude?


I’ve wallowed and I’ve pouted

even my nap didn’t help it

I want to shout and scream

not quite sure what’s happened

I wonder . . . can You help me?


I thought and thought and wondered

how I could possibly change my ‘tude

is there some sort of magic

or a simple prayer that would do?


When I finally stopped my striving

and I ceased all my useless trying

a prayer of thanksgiving

rose from my lips.


With paper and pen in hand

I wrote a list of thankfulness

and my grumpy, sore mind

all those thoughts so unkind

changed in the twinkle of His eye.


~Marcie Bridges

©26 November 2021

#30Daysof Thanksgiving21


Do all things without complaining and disputing,

Philippians 2:14


And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,

knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance;

for you serve the Lord Christ.

Colossians 3:23, 24


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