Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving ABC's, by Jacqueline Smith

One of the things I love about our class is the endless variety of writers and thinkers. This is Jacqui’s ABC list – an expression of the way she thinks and lives.


Angels that are always watching over me.

Beauty of colorful trees and falling leaves in Autumn.

Compassionate and caring people in my life.

Doors of opportunity that God opens before me.

Experiences that have made me who I am today.

Friends and family members who I love and cherish.

Grace to accept all people just as they truly are.

Hope of a home on high when this life is finished.

Inspirational moments when my imagination soars.

Jesus, who is my Savior and the Lord of my life.

Kind and gentle words spoken at just the right time.

Love and laughter and time spent with special friends.

Many precious memories for which I am truly grateful.

New friends who are like jewels in my treasure chest.

Oh, "Nothing says lovin' like something from the oven".

Prayer, peaceful music, pumpkin pie and playful puppies.

Quiet evenings of serenity when my neighbors go to sleep.

Understanding others, and being understood as well.

Voices of my wonderful, chatty pals on the telephone.

Warm and cozy blankets on a cold, Winter's night.

Xcellent life that fills my heart with joy unspeakable.

Years spent with the best parents and siblings in the world.

Zeal for what lies ahead because "the best is yet to come".




  1. From Charlotte ~

    A wonderful list. Much to be thankful for.

  2. We are certainly blessed aren't we!!!

  3. Dear Jacqui, your poem is a refection of your essence, in the way that you are lovely, serene, and full of grace. I want to be like you when I grow up (some more).

  4. Jacqui this poem is so you. It is who you are and what you are. It is what you live and what you think. Your love for the Lord is so very evident in all your writings and most perticularly in this poem of Thanksgiving. You are one beautiful witnessing Chrisatian.

  5. From Noemi ~
    I tried several times to comment on Jackie's ABC but without success. I wish to tell her that it was so wonderful. WONDERFUL INDEED! It is a reflection of HOPE, FAITH, and LOVE ! It calls for an applause! And also, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jackie ! Let's celebrate in New Orleans.

  6. From Jane ~
    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I keep trying to get to class and of course thats the day I work late.

  7. From Charlotte ~
    Her Thanksgiving ABC's are very serene, I felt calm in reading them. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Absolutely beautiful! It gave me much to think about.