I give thanks and good tidings to you,
And pray your safety, and health, and finance.
I give thanks to you, mother and father,
For your care, and help, and guidance
in how to conduct myself with those around me.
I give thanks to you, my family,
For your support and happy reunions,
and for your help when times were tough.
I give thanks to you, my friends,
For watching my back in my youthfulness
and listening when I was uncomfortable and frustrated.
I give thanks to you, farmers and architects and engineers,
For providing bountiful harvests, strong shelter,
and new technology through much hard labor
showing what will and hard work can do.
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