Old Order Mennonite Memoirs
November 14, 2019
Thankfulness is not a seasonal dress, (writes Elizabeth Lathrop Powers,)
To wear awhile and then pack away;
It is a garment meant for daily wear,
Not just to decorate the holiday.
Its colors will not fade with constant use;
The fabric will not weaken with the wear.
Each fold will keep its beauty and its strength
And all who touch it will absorb a share.
'Tis not a gown to purchase for a price,
Nor copy as to cut and fit and line;
It must be patterned by one's circumstance
And fashioned to the style of life's design.
I like the idea that thankfulness is something to wear. Even mo...