A Thankful Heart

God bless the people that bless others
I thank God for help I’ve received
I’ve given some and received a lot
From people that care
From those who dare
To open their hearts
Their homes and resources
Who’ve shown me hospitality
Treated me with dignity
Forgiven my stupidity
Made light of my mistakes
Humbly I say thank you

God bless the people that bless others

With riches in Heaven and on Earth

By Carol Ann Hoel © November 2, 2010

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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13 Responses to A Thankful Heart

  1. Jingle says:

    love this one,
    super cute.
    Thanks for sharing.


  2. Bonnie says:

    It absolutely humbles me to read this. You’ve written this in a manner in which the reader can actually be that person, too. Excellent post, Carol Ann – thank you, and blessings to you…


  3. trisha says:

    wise people say when we bless someone it returns to us in thousandfolds. Very loving and beautiful words carol.

    lots of love.


    • Very sweet thought, Trisha. I hope my blessings for people go out in thousandfold. We all need blessings from a rich and powerful God, and He is willing to pour them out. The Bible says we receive not because we ask not. I don’t want to miss anything I can ask for and receive and that includes blessings for others. Blessings to you, Trisha, a thousandfold everyday…


  4. lbdiamond says:

    Blessings abound! 😀


  5. planejaner says:

    that has a lightness of being about it…cheerful and happy…


    • Thank you for stopping by, Jane. It is a happy and light-hearted verse. Thank you for your comment. Imagine! You may write a fiction novel in 30 days! Cool. Blessings to you a thousandfold.


  6. Chloe says:

    For me, the people in this life who I aprpeciate the most have done the things you’ve said in this wonderful poem “…shown me hospitality, Treated me with dignity, Forgiven my stupidity, Made light of my mistakes…” These are the things needed to treat others as human, as equals and as brother sand sisters, but it’s always a blessing to see that in action or to be at the receiving/giving end. A lovely and heart-warming poem. Thanks xx


    • Thank you for visiting this post, also, and for your kind comment. I agree that being on the giving or the receiving end of this kind of sharing and loving experience is heartwarming and rewarding. Your excellent character traits show in your writing, Chloe. I enjoy your poetry for its wholesome quality and the talent that you show in your work. Thank you, again. Blessings to you always…


      • Chloe says:

        Hi Carol – thank you for such encouraging words – your comments humble me and I’m grateful to have you read my work. May the Lord bless you in all you do xx


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