One thing I must do, lest I forget,
Is to always give thanks for whatever I get.
From animal, stranger, friend, or God,
I want all to know that I offer my nod.
No one is obliged to consider my needs,
Or enhance my being by one of their deeds.
So when a person gives of themselves for me,
It deserves my thanks that they can see.
It doesn’t take much to show delight,
Acknowledging a kindness is only polite.
A handshake, a bow, or a tip of the hat,
Displays appreciation by how we react.
Even the animals show gratitude,
While many humans are often rude.
Dogs display thanks while people will fail,
Remove a thorn from its paw, then observe it’s tail.