Sunday Inspiration: Let us give thanks


“Let Us Give Thanks” by Max Coots

Let us give thanks for a bounty of people:

For children who are our second planting, and, though they grow like weeds and the wind too soon blows them away, may they forgive us our cultivation and fondly remember where their roots are.

Let us give thanks:

For generous friends … with hearts … and smiles as bright as their blossoms;

For feisty friends as tart as apples;

For continuous friends, who, like scallions and cucumbers, keep reminding us that we’ve had them;

For crotchety friends, as sour as rhubarb and as indestructible;

For handsome friends, who are as gorgeous as eggplants and as elegant as a row of corn, and the others, as plain as potatoes and as good for you;

For funny friends, who are as silly as Brussels sprouts and as amusing as Jerusalem artichokes, and serious friends, as complex as cauliflowers and as intricate as onions;

For friends as unpretentious as cabbages, as subtle as summer squash, as persistent as parsley, as delightful as dill, as endless as zucchini, and who, like parsnips, can be counted on to see you throughout the winter;

For old friends, nodding like sunflowers in the evening-time, and young friends coming on as fast as radishes;

For loving friends, who wind around us like tendrils and hold us, despite our blights, wilts, and witherings;

And, finally, for those friends now gone, like gardens past that have been harvested, and who fed us in their times that we might have life thereafter;

For all these we give thanks. Amen.

I wish all a Thanksgiving week of joy and gratitude.


  1. Janie and Jim on November 19, 2023 at 8:41 am

    Love the Give Thanks by M. Coots! So true and eloquently stated. Happy Thanksgiving…And we do miss you, friend!

  2. Karen Burshnick on November 19, 2023 at 9:39 am

    Cleverly done. Gave me good food for thought. We have so much to be thankful for especially our family and friends.

  3. Delores on November 19, 2023 at 11:49 am

    Thankful for all the blessings in my life! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  4. Nita Voleski on November 19, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    I loved this! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Nancy C Lepri on November 19, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    Happy, healthy, and blessed Thanksgiving to you and Proman!

  6. Suzanne Maxwell on November 19, 2023 at 9:41 pm

    Blessings for a Happy Thanksgiving.

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