And think of the blessings that have come on my way:
Another year passing and a festivity today:
But what is Thanksgiving: oh, what do you say
Is it a feasting and a gathering around?
Cooking long hours, a fammily in town?
Is it a remembering; an accounting of all
What is Thanksgiving as you can recall?
Year after year in this country of ours
Thanksgiving has gathered us from near and from far
The same type of menu: the laughter..the cheer
Repeats every November.. as we gather right here...
Was it about celebrating or was it a feast
Who were there present: the greatest ..the least?
Why do we remember it and what is it about
Can you tell me why this holiday brings everybody out??
Whatever your understanding ,,,whatever you say
One thing is certain: it's Thanksgiving day
There must be a reason... beyond what we know
What if today...our understanding could grow..
Look up all of the history and read an account
Of natives and pilgrims who were gathering around
It went beyond households and people they knew
Thanksgiving gathered everyone and this is the truth
So when you are celebrating with family around
Remember the homeless and lonely homebound
Reach out in some fashion and some kindly ole way
If you should encounter them this Thanksgiving day