Sunday, April 10, 2011


                      Everyday is very special
                      in my life it seems to be
                      rising in the morning
                      is a blessing just for me

                     Each day that I am given
                     with my health and even more
                     is more than I was promised
                     than the day I lived before

                     My wonderful, loving family
                     surrounds me each day
                     God's great treasured gift
                     sent from heaven my way

                    A home filled with happiness
                    and joy abides within
                    sewn with the thread of love
                    on that I can depend

                   When I'm in the valley
                   my friends are always there
                   to lift me up and carry me
                   because they truly care

                   The beauty of a sunrise
                   sparkles on the morning dew
                   awakens my soul and
                   warms me through and through

                  A picture-perfect blessing
                  of a night-time sky
                  with the stars shinging brightly
                  is a blessing from on high

                  My little flower garden
                  means so much to me
                  I planted it there
                  and God grew it for me

                 Even the little birds
                 singing in the trees
                 warm my heart
                 with their sweet melodies

                The days of my youth
                are no longer here
                I'm more grateful for each blessing
                now that older days are here

               So every morning when I awake
               and my feet hit the floor
               I thank God so very kindly
               for giving me one more

              Susie Swanson    Published, April 2010


  1. Beautiful poem, with which I so agree - every word. Our lives are a blessings. Each day. I sometimes forget to give thanks. So thanks for reminding me.
    Lovely picture that enhances your poem.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings to you, Barb

  2. Thank you Barb. I sometimes forget, to be thankful for what I have. I guess we are all guilty of that. Thanks for the nice comments and for stopping by. Susie

  3. Wonderful poem Susie, yes counting one's blessing is sometimes a thing of the past for some people.

    Thanks for coming by and the lovely comment.

  4. Thank you Yvonne, It's sad but so true. I love your posts. Thank you for the nice comments. Susie

  5. I really love this poem it captures how I feel about my Father in heaven. You did an awesome job! Really beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Thank you Bethe for the nice comments. Yes he is an awesome God. Thanks for the visit, Susie

  7. Greetings from Southern California.

    Everyone smiles in the same language. If you don't have a smile, I'll give you one of mine :-)

    I am you newest follower.
    I invite you visit and follow my blog.

    God Bless You

  8. What a wonderful poem! This is lovely, Susie. :-)

  9. Susie !!
    What a blessing to all of us you are ! You're a treasure that enriches our life daily !

  10. Susie, your poem is so beautiful. Every line and every stanza speaks to my heart! You are a wonderful writer and I always come away from your blog feeling uplifted and inspired. I hope you have a restful evening and a joyful week ahead! Delisa

  11. Thanks for the reminder to appreciate each day! My youth is behind me too...but I'm thankful for each day! What warm writing.

  12. That is so beautiful Susie. You are very clever and every word rings true.

    So good to make your acquaintance. Thank you for visiting and following me.

    I look forward to keeping in touch and following your writing.

    warm wishes

  13. Wow, I'm overwhelmed.. So many comments... Thank you all so much for your touching comments. It means the world to me. I love each and everyone of your blogs and always look forward to your posts. Ron I'm so thrilled you paid me a visit, I will be honored to follow your blog. So happy you all stopped by, with love.. Susie

  14. You write beautiful poetry, Susie.


  15. Thank you Lucy and Elizabeth for the nice comments and thank you Bluestocking Mum for becoming a follower. I look forward to following yours also. Susie

  16. Hi Susie,
    I came back over to say thank you for following my blog and to let you know I have returned the favor.

    Very Sincerely,

  17. I loved your write, Susie!
    You have really cool blog and beautiful creative work!

    Take Care

    Short Poems

  18. Thank you Lucy for following my blog and I'm honored to follow yours. Thank you Marinela for the nice comments. I like your blog also. You are a very creative writer. I love your poems. Susie

  19. Susie, What a wonderful piece. I'm grateful to of met you..

    ♥ ஆ

  20. Thanks for the visit and lovely comment,


  21. G'morn Susie ~ You have taken me beyond my ability to write ... this is AWESOME, my friend. I love to dabble in poetry ... but you are amazing. Your words speak so eloquently from the heart how I feel every single day ...

    Re our feedsacks ... people from all over the USA contact us to buy their 'stashes' ... & there are 'pickers' that go to auctions who purchase them for us also.

    We sell all over the world & several clothes designers use them as their signature logo patches or in their creating of clothes.

    So fun ... love them all.

    Thank you for coming by ... I enjoyed meeting you & look forward to many more visits.

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  22. Thank you Helena, I'm so grateful to have met yout too. Feel like I've known you forever. Thank you Yvonne, for your comments on my posts also. I just wish I had more time to post more but I surely do enjoy each one of you all. Susie

  23. Thank you Marydon I'm glad you like it and your poetry is beautiful. That is so great with the sacks. I will surely check back occasinaly. I love them. Thanks Susie

  24. I love the last stanza of the poem! How true it (and the rest of the poem) is. Beautiful thoughts put down in words.

  25. Thank you Janet for the nice comments. That's my favorite one too.

  26. Amen! A wonderful poem! God is GOOD! And we need to develop a daily thankful spirit towards Him :-)

  27. That is so true Ron. He surely is. Thanks for stopping by. Susie

  28. Ron says it all God is GOOD and your poem is lovely. I am so happy you came by today and entered my giveaway so I could come by here and read this beautiful poem.
    I must share it with my daughter but of course with your name attached.
    Putting music on your site is not really hard. I am sure I could help you with it if your serious about doing so.
    I did help another blogger with hers a while back.
    If you want my help I am an email away

  29. Thank you Maggie for the wonderful comments and I would be honored for you to share it with your daughter. Thank you for your visit. Yes God is Great. Susie

  30. Susie what a beautiful poem of blessings and the gifts of the day that you hold so dear. I felt like I was walking there right with you.
    Thank you so much for taking me along and brightening my day.