“Our Creative Friends,” Friend, Nov. 2008, 46–47
I’m grateful for air that lets us breathe,
So we can live happily.
I’m so grateful for friends that let us play,
So we can have a happy life.
I’m grateful for moms and also dads
To raise us, feed us, care for us.
I’m grateful for water that lets us drink,
That baptizes us so spiritually.
I’m grateful for food that lets us eat,
Gives the family a chance to talk.
Morgan L., age 11, Texas
When I think of myself
Doing good deeds
And asking the Lord
For good, righteous needs,
I feel warm inside.
The Holy Ghost guides.
Tristan D., age 7, Utah
The desert is hot.
The ocean is cold.
God’s creations we behold.
The trees and flowers
And colors so dear
Buzzing with life all so near.
We must be thankful
For things so clear.
Ashlynn A., age 10, California
Faith is more than not seeing.
Faith is not just believing.
Having faith is more than it seems.
To hope and know is what faith means.
Andy A., age 10, Utah
I’m grateful for God’s creations and revelations. God helps us to see what great talents we could have. I’m grateful for birds because they come in many colors—yellow, black, white, blue, and more. I’m grateful for shelter so I can be warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot. I’m grateful for God’s creations. I’m grateful for God.
Savannah W., age 9, Michigan