This is an easy way to memorize the poem. It is narrated by Kathy Troxel one phrase at a time. The listener reads and repeats each phrase. The second reading is read without breaks. It includes a fill-in-the-blanks quiz.
--Edgar A. Guest
Be grateful for the kindly friends that walk
along your way;
Be grateful for the skies of blue that smile
from day to day;
Be grateful for the health you own, the work
you find to do,
For round about you there are men less fortu-
nate than you.
Be grateful for the growing trees, the roses
soon to bloom,
The tenderness of kindly hearts that shared your
days of gloom;
Be grateful for the morning dew, the grass
beneath your feet,
The soft caresses of your babes and all their
Acquire the grateful habit, learn to see how blessed
How much there is to gladden life, how little
life to mar!
And what if rain shall fall to-day and you with
grief are sad;
Be grateful that you can recall the joys that
you have had.