Messages Of Thankfulness

Published: November 2017

Poems About Being Thankful For The People In Your Life

We all have people in our lives we are thankful for. These poems can be shared with them to show our gratitude for their influence on us.

25 Poems About Being Thankful For The People In Your Life

  1. 1. For My Grandpa

    • By Ilona M. Blake
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2008 with permission of the Author.

    I love my Grandpa with all my heart and will miss him so.

    in Funeral Poems

    I know we are all feeling a little bit sad
    That we've lost our Grandpa, our friend, and our dad.
    Together we have cried an ocean of tears
    As we feel so empty and hold many fears.

    But Grandpa would want us to know he's in a good place
    And that he's watching us all with a smile on his face,
    As we have made him so proud, as proud as can be
    That he has raised such a beautiful and special family.

    Thinking back now, I really must say
    I feel lucky and privileged to have known Grandpa to this day.
    For in my life, you have played a special part.
    The memories I will treasure and keep close to my heart.

    For me, I am glad my little baby he got to meet.
    And for all of us, be grateful, his life is now complete.
    To each one of us he has loved and cared.
    As a family, be thankful for the good times we shared.

    Although he has gone, we will always be together,
    And his spirit will live on in each one of us forever.
    When you look to the sky, look for the brightest star,
    As that will be Grandpa looking down on us from afar.

    And now I would like to thank the good Lord above
    For blessing us with our Grandpa, with his kindness and love.
    Dear God, if it is not too much fuss,
    Take extra special care of our Grandpa, for he is very dear to us.

    Grandpa, if you are listening, say a prayer for us every day.
    Be sure to protect us and guide us on our way.
    We know when God called you, you had to go,
    But we want you to know, Grandpa, we miss you and love you so.

    Remembering Grandfather, For My Grandpa

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  2. 2. My Sister


    Thankful for the gift of sisterhood.

    in Sister Poems

    What you mean to me
    Is more than I can express.
    You see, I had no sister when I was little
    To call when I was in distress.

    When we first met,
    We had no clue.
    What was getting ready to happen
    Was not completely out of the blue.

    God had a plan
    Throughout all the years.
    He was making us for each other
    To share life's smiles and tears.

    I never could have imagined
    What a sister's love was about
    Until I met you,
    And then I really found out.

    A sister's love is unconditional.
    It's a love that has no end.
    A sister's love wants the best for each other.
    It's a love that will always defend.

    Sometimes we may get mad,
    Or we may begin to fight,
    But that's the fun part about having a sister.
    We both think we're always right!

    I'm so glad that I did not have
    A sister in the past.
    It's made me much more thankful
    For the sister I have at last.

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  4. 3. For My Aunt

    • By Angie M Flores
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008 with permission of the Author.

    I dedicate this to a very special aunt of mine.

    in Aunt & Uncle Poems

    My aunt is to me the greatest person in this world,
    one of a kind and one in a million.

    She has the biggest heart with the most caring touch,
    which she shares with so many of us.

    Her soul is made of pure love,
    yet she's worth way more than gold.

    In my eyes, she will always be
    the most beautiful person to walk the earth.

    To me she's the smartest woman I know,
    and it truly does show.

    There is no one that compares to her,
    no one that even comes close.

    I appreciate all the advice she has given me.
    I take it in with immense gratitude.

    The memories I will forever cherish,
    for they are priceless.

    For all she has done, I will forever be thankful,
    and my love for her only grows more with each day that passes.

    On a high pedestal is where I hold her,
    for I admire her so much more than she knows.

    Having her a part of my life is the greatest gift of all,
    being in her presence is God's blessing to me.

    Looking deep inside of her,
    I see that strong, wise woman I hope to become.

    Giving, helpful, loving, caring, and kind,
    is what defines her.

    She is not only my favorite aunt, but she is my role model,
    and to be like her would be my only wish.

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  5. 4. My One, My Only, My Everything

    • By D Lancaster
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2015 with permission of the Author.

    This is a story of young, unrequited love that finds its way. I loved her from the 1st day. Sadly, the love was not returned. We stayed friends for years, but lost contact. When we found each other again, her feelings mirrored mine, as I always wished they would. We are now happily in love, and have been for a number of years.

    in True Love Poems

    For so long, I wished for the day.
    The day that our love would find its way.
    From my heart and into your soul,
    The feeling so strong, I had no control.

    When that day came, when I found you again,
    I vowed never to make the same mistake.
    I knew I would never let you go,
    For my life is now complete in a way I cannot show.

    For eternity I will spend making you believe,
    You are the sole reason that I breathe.
    My life is yours, my hopes and desires too.
    Until my dying day, my heart is reserved just for you.

    You are everything I could ever need and more,
    More than I deserve or would dare wish for.
    You are my baby, my angel, my dream girl.
    I'm thankful every day that you are my whole world.

    For the time I spend with you, my heart truly sings.
    My one, my only, my EVERYTHING.

    Love Finds A Way, My One, My Only, My Everything

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  7. 5. Daddy, I Love You

    • By Laura Phipps
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006 with permission of the Author.

    A succinct poem of beauty of a girl saying thank you to her daddy.

    in Father Poems

    You held me up when I was weak.
    You hugged me close when tears I'd weep.
    When things got hard, you pushed me through.
    You always showed me you loved me true.
    I know there were times I made you cry, and to this day,
    I don't know why.
    For without you, where would I be?
    I am thankful God gave you to me.
    Thanks, Dad, for you are one in a million.

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    My dad passed away 2 months ago and I can not forget and my mom and I are sad. I know that he is not in any more pain in heaven.

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  8. 6. I Love You, Mom

    • By Lyndsey Romjue
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2011 with permission of the Author.

    I wrote this for my mom's birthday. I love you, Mommy.

    in Birthday Poems

    You brighten up my life
    With tender love and care.
    When I reach out,
    You're always there.

    You're someone I can count on
    When I need a helping hand.
    You're warm and loving;
    You always understand.

    I'm so thankful to have
    A mom like you.
    There is no other
    Who could fill your shoes.

    I always took for granted
    That you were there for me
    And all the things you did,
    But now I see.

    You're such a good example
    Of what a mom should be.
    We always get along so well,
    Even when we disagree.

    You're so patient
    And understanding.
    You don't ask for anything.
    You're outstanding.

    You're so quick to give
    And such a joy to be around.
    You're such a good person.
    You deserve a special crown.

    You have a good heart.
    You're honest and true.
    You're the best mother,
    And I really love you.

    Poem For Mom's Birthday, I Love You, Mom

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    A parent's job most days goes unnoticed, unless they take away your phone. It's true I gave my mother fits and most times I didn't understand, but I had my day of reckoning when I finally had...

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  9. 7. I Want To Thank You Again

    • By Janelle J. James
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2007 with permission of the Author.

    A chance encounter when you are there for someone may be enough to create a best friend bond.

    in Thank You Friend Poems

    To me, you're like an angel, sent by God above,
    To cleanse my soul of sadness and fill it with love.
    You are my inspiration, and I want to thank you,
    For without you, I don't know what I would do.
    You've changed my life around
    And turned my frown upside down.
    You have shown me the way
    So that I will never stray.
    For this I want to thank you again,
    For staying close by and being a friend.
    And to end this off, I just wanted to say
    That if you need a friend,
    I'll be there till the very end.

    I Want To Thank You Again

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  10. 8. Real Friends

    • By Olivia
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2010 with permission of the Author.

    I'm 13 years old and SO thankful that I have my friends! They've helped me through so much, and these words don't even begin to describe how appreciative I am towards them. Thank you.

    in Friendship Poems by Teens

    There's this little thing called friendship.
    I experience it every day,
    And I will always be thankful that I have friends,
    Because they have helped me along the way.

    A friend is a flashlight in the dark,
    A rainbow after the storm,
    The sunshine after a cold, damp day,
    The glue when you are torn.

    I have friends I love like sisters.
    (I know they love me too.)
    They'll be there through thick and thin,
    For I know their friendship is true.

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  11. 9. Mother Unlike Any Other

    • By Brittany
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2015 with permission of the Author.

    To the great mother I have who makes me very glad. There are so many great things about you and the way you helped me over the years, from the time I was born until now. You bring me great cheer, and I'm so glad you're here.

    in Mother Poems

    My dear mother unlike any other,

    You taught me how to walk,
    And you taught me how to talk.
    You provided a roof over my head,
    And always made sure I was fed.

    You taught me morals and standards,
    The meanings of living and all about giving.
    What a wonderful, beautiful, thoughtful, intelligent mother I have,
    And you make me truly glad.

    You always go out of your way for everyone each day.
    You always listen to what I say even if I'm having a bad day.
    Whenever I've had issues
    You have always been my tissues.

    You always hugged me tight
    And loved me with all your might.
    You were always there for me when I needed someone.
    I'm so very thankful to have a mother like you,
    With your kindness and all that you do.

    All these words are perfectly true,
    And mother, I love you.
    You are a mother unlike any other.
    A little poem I wrote for you to let you know
    I love you and appreciate you every day
    In every single way.

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  12. 10. Thanks

    • By Michael A. Faust
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006 with permission of the Author.

    A poem for Mother's Day written by a loving husband in honor of Mother's Day. Dedicated to Karen Faust.

    in Mother's Day Poems

    I know it's been a hard task,
    the things we ask of you.
    You should know you're very special
    for all the things you do.

    I'm thankful for a wife like you;
    no one could take your place.
    A heart like yours for those in need
    is a thing one can't replace.

    So thanks again for being there
    and for all the things you do.
    No man could be so lucky
    to have a love like you!

    Happy Mother's Day!

    Let my eyes be massaged by your beauty.
    Let my heart be warmed by your smile.
    Let my ears always hear that you love me.
    Let my lips kiss yours for a while.

    Let my arms hold you close when you're sad.
    Let my hugs make you warm when you're cold.
    Let my love last as long as forever.
    That way we will never grow old.

    Let me promise you'll never be lonely.
    Let me promise to always be true,
    Please let me by happy for the rest of my life,
    When I ask you, please say, "I do."

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  13. 11. Thanksgiving

    Famous Poem


    When children grow up and move away, it’s always special when they come back together for the holidays. It’s a chance for them to reminisce on days gone by and reconnect with each other. In this poem, though some family members moved into the city, when they come home, they are able to be who they truly are. This is seen with the use of dialect. Edgar Guest (1881-1959) wrote many poems that reflected the typical American in the first half of the 20th century.

    in Famous Holiday Poems

    Gettin’ together to smile an’ rejoice,
    An’ eatin’ an’ laughin’ with folks of your choice;
    An’ kissin’ the girls an’ declarin’ that they
    Are growin’ more beautiful day after day;
    Chattin’ an’ braggin’ a bit with the men,
    Buildin’ the old family circle again;
    Livin’ the wholesome an’ old-fashioned cheer,
    Just for awhile at the end of the year.

    Greetings fly fast as we crowd through the door
    And under the old roof we gather once more
    Just as we did when the youngsters were small;
    Mother’s a little bit grayer, that’s all.
    Father’s a little bit older, but still
    Ready to romp an’ to laugh with a will.
    Here we are back at the table again
    Tellin’ our stories as women an’ men.

    Bowed are our heads for a moment in prayer;
    Oh, but we’re grateful an’ glad to be there.
    Home from the east land an’ home from the west,
    Home with the folks that are dearest an’ best.
    Out of the sham of the cities afar
    We’ve come for a time to be just what we are.
    Here we can talk of ourselves an’ be frank,
    Forgettin’ position an’ station an’ rank.

    Give me the end of the year an’ its fun
    When most of the plannin’ an’ toilin’ is done;
    Bring all the wanderers home to the nest,
    Let me sit down with the ones I love best,
    Hear the old voices still ringin’ with song,
    See the old faces unblemished by wrong,
    See the old table with all of its chairs
    An’ I’ll put soul in my Thanksgivin’ prayers.

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  14. 12. Just Who You Are

    It's a little note to appreciate someone I'm really grateful to have around.

    in Thank You Friend Poems

    You've got quite an easy style
    with a tender heart to match,
    and how you'd wear a cheerful smile
    then that kindly voice attach.
    You are a joy to behold,
    even when the times are tough.
    You offer a hand to hold
    whenever the road seems rough.
    You are thoughtful with advice
    when you have some to share
    and would show up in a trice
    when you're needed to be there.
    You are an angel, that much is true.
    Thanks so much for just being you.

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  15. 13. The Perfect Little Girl

    • By JJ
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2007 with permission of the Author.

    Written for my granddaughter on her 7th birthday. The blank spaces had our family names.

    in Grandchildren Poems

    When God was making our granddaughter,
    He thought, "What can I do
    To create a perfect little girl
    To make a grandma's dream come true?"

    He started with cute and healthy
    Then added extra smarts.
    Then threw in lots of giggles
    To lighten up our hearts.

    He made her eyes a great big blue
    And put extra twinkles there.
    Then stroked her skin with angle dust
    To make it soft and fair.

    He made her brave and made her strong.
    Part --- and part------
    And made her big enough to share
    So everyone could treasure.

    It's been seven years since God sent you,
    And I'm thankful every day
    That he heard the prayer from Grandma
    And sent the perfect little girl our way.

    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
    PAPA AND I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH

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    This is the perfect poem. My granddaughter is Madison and almost 7 and has blue eyes...I could've sworn this poem was made for My Madison. Awesome

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  16. 14. Thank You For Taking Care Of Me

    • By Jessica
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2008 with permission of the Author.

    I got kicked out of my house, and then my ex- boyfriend's mom and dad took me in. I just wanna say thanks for everything and let them know that I love them and that I count them like my real family. I love you mom and dad and Kathleen, and I never wanna lose you as a family. You are all I've got, and you mean everything to me.

    in Thank You Poems

    Thank you
    For everything you have ever done
    To make my life better.
    I might deny it sometimes,
    But a great part of who I am
    Is thanks to the two of you.
    Sometimes I thought to myself
    That you were being too strict,
    Sometimes unfair,
    But now I see
    That it was all for the better,
    And I am thankful for it all.
    You taught me respect
    On a level most kids my age
    Never even heard of.
    You taught me the value of life
    In an easy way to understand.
    I know that I
    Can sometimes be a little hard-headed
    Or even a real teaser,
    But still I have managed
    To follow your teachings
    And become
    As good a person as I can be.

    Thank you
    For everything.

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  17. 15. My Thank You

    • By Meghan N. Faber
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2006 with permission of the Author.

    Big sister is getting married, and little sister is making sure the relationship doesn't fade.

    in Thank You Poems

    You've always been there,
    making sure I was okay.
    The one who helped me be
    the kind of person I am today.

    I'll never be able to repay you
    for all that you have done for me.
    Knowing that I'd need someone
    when I'd fall and scrape my knee.

    You are my big sister,
    one that I admire most.
    I will always be thankful.
    Having a sister like you makes me boast.

    Not to mention those times,
    when boys were boys.
    You were always the first one
    to help me regain my poise.

    You understand me
    like only a sister can.
    And when I'm upset and not talking,
    you always just give me your hand.

    Now you're getting married,
    and your life will soon be complete.
    But I will always come to you
    whenever I feel defeat.

    So this is my attempt
    at thanking you for what you've done,
    because in my book you'll always be
    my sister, number one!

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  18. 16. The Whispering Winds

    • By Kris Rights
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2007 with permission of the Author.

    The joy of a friendship winding on and on seemingly lasting forever.

    in Life Long Friend Poems

    Like the wind whispering through the trees,
    Your spirit lifts me,
    Teaching me valuable lessons.
    I wait patiently to grow in the light of your eyes,
    Seeking approval, knowing
    There's comfort in your silent embrace,
    And I listen carefully to what it offers.
    I feel the joy in your laughter and trusting eyes
    And learn to give of myself, for no judgment is passed.
    When sadness fills my heart with disappointment
    And I need protection from the storm,
    It is only then I realize the depth of friendship
    Sewn together with unbreakable thread.
    I understand that the fabric only gets better with age,
    That it should be handled with care,
    And sometimes it has to rain.
    I have discovered my own beauty
    By lessons learned while discovering yours.
    Like a beautiful sky after the storm,
    Your courage to break free of the clouds
    Still amazes me.
    I close my eyes to feel the warmth of the sun.
    Such a precious gift you've given,
    Appreciating the gentleness and I sigh with thankfulness,
    Recognizing my fortune.
    A sisterly bond that knows only
    Love that is unconditional.
    Nurturing with grace and acceptance.
    How lucky
    To share a piece of my life with a soul that so perfectly fits mine.
    A puzzle with missing pieces
    Now complete.
    How sad for those who are still searching.
    My blessings are abundant,
    And I thank God for the whispering winds,
    For they remind me every day
    To celebrate the gift of our friendship and to hold it close,
    To never let it go.

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  19. 17. Thank You

    • By Hannah L
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2015 with permission of the Author.

    This is the poem I wrote for my boyfriend for our anniversary, and it can apply to anyone and everyone who is grateful to someone.

    in Anniversary Poems

    Thank you
    For loving me true,
    For being no one but you,
    For holding my hand
    And helping me stand.

    Thank you
    For never giving up
    And never getting stuck
    In the dark times
    Where only love shines.

    Thank you
    For the kind letters
    That make me feel better,
    For putting up with me,
    And loving what you see.

    Thank you
    Now and forever.
    Remember, I'll never
    Stop loving you.
    What I say is true;
    I mean it from my heart,
    Even when it's dark.
    I love you.
    THANK YOU!

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  20. 18. Sunshine Of You That I Saved

    • By Veronica Lafay Jackson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 12, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    I loved my Aunt Mabel so much. She called me every day after my stepdad died suddenly in 2011. She was a very poised and polished woman. She dressed exquisitely and was beautiful inside and out! She eased a lot of the anxiety of missing my stepdad. She was very encouraging and inspiring. I miss her dearly and will continue to love and cherish her memory forever! May she rest in peace!

    in Aunt Death Poems

    I thank you for the kind words and for being that beautiful you,
    For listening to my side regardless of whatever you had to do.
    Thank you for the gifts of love and for going out of your way.
    Thanks for that great "just us girls" day.
    I miss your calls,
    I miss your smile.
    Your laughter still rings clear.
    As I type this and remember your kindness,
    I am reminded that your spirit is still here.
    There are no words that I can conjure,
    write, or even say
    to convey
    how much I am missing you today
    and every day.
    So I will remember your smile with happiness
    and treasure the love you gave,
    and on a rainy day
    I'll open up
    the sunshine of you that I saved.

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  21. 19. Being Thankful

    • By James T. Atkins
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2019 with permission of the Author.

    We take for granted the long list of gifts with which we are all blessed.

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    I could list the gifts I'm thankful for and write until next week.
    My health, my eyes, my darling wife, granddaughter's rosy cheeks.

    Treasured friends that, if I called, would say, "I'm on my way."
    A precious mother that, lucky me, turns eighty-one today.

    Children I'm so proud of, sisters that make me smile,
    little ones that call me Pops; my list could reach for miles.

    A soldier in some foreign place, assuring liberty for me,
    a sunny sky, a frosty morn, a blue-green shimmering sea.

    I'm thankful that in this land I love, we're free to disagree,
    where we aspire to so much more than mediocrity.

    I keep this mental list of gifts and add to it each day,
    like God's unique and precious love, whose patience never sways.

    A similar list, I know you have, so think on that awhile,
    and be thankful, friends, that every day our gifts outweigh our trials.

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  22. 20. Treasures

    This short poem is just my thoughts into words on some of life's most valuable and purest treasures, and I can keep on counting! We all need to take a look at just how many wonderful treasures we are blessed with every single day!

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    Treasures come in so many ways:
    the sun that lights the cloudy days,
    a rainbow from a summer shower,
    a rose that blooms within an hour.
    Yes, treasures come in so many ways.

    A baby's staring, wandering gaze,
    a dolphin's dance on ocean waves.
    Yes, treasures come in so many ways.

    The heart beats of two souls in love,
    a beautiful white and peaceful dove.
    Yes, treasures come in so many ways.

    A sky full of snowflakes of rarest form,
    a cup of cocoa to keep us warm.
    Yes, treasures come in so many ways.

    A house full of family on holidays.
    For these treasures we should give God praise!
    Yes, treasures come in so many ways.

    I could keep on counting for days and days!

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