Thanksgiving Comes Gradually
By Verna Lee Hinegardner
Thanksgiving comes a little at a time
not gushing like a sudden summer storm.
Sweet healing warmth comes climbing up my spine
releasing peace and love — and I am warm.
within my heart.
Now, limbered by God’s lubricating love.
I reach for friends and family again
and wonder why I waited one whole year.
Thanksgiving comes a little at a time.