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.
©26 November 2021
Do all things without complaining and disputing,
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