All Thanks

On Ephesians 5:20


All Thanks

For little things, this day,

We give thanks.

We recognize these daily gifts, and

we are thankful.

We thus seize our spiritual gifts in joy.

For each small spiritual nugget we give thanks.

For each experience and love offering, we see God there.

For my wife who can finish my thought as I first hear it,

I am thankful.

For my sons who are me, and more, each day,

I rejoice.

For a friend who creates love–communities

among homeless–I am in awe too.

For my utility-serving friend who teaches deep messages,

I am thankful too.

For my pet cat who may love me each day

in aloof dignity, I am thankful.

For the beauty on my snail male stamps

and confabbed currency, I am thankful.

For the gadgets in my pockets

which serve me in unexpected ways, I am appreciative.

For friends I will first meet today,

I am ecstatic, delighted.

There small things not really small,

I do not settle with small.

I dream of more significant days.

I grow and give thanks.

Always and for everything,

in the name of our Lord,

I give thanks this morning.

Always and for everything,

in the name of the Christ,

I will live thanksgiving.

(c) Tom Bolton, Sven’s downtown, 13 March 2014

Ephesians 5:20        The Message (MSG)

18-20 Don’t drink too much wine. That cheapens your life. Drink the Spirit of God, huge draughts of him. Sing hymns instead of drinking songs! Sing songs from your heart to Christ. Sing praises over everything, any excuse for a song to God the Father in the name of our Master, Jesus Christ.


About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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