Today's Beautiful Gem: `Thanksgiving' by John Oxenham.

"For all things beautiful, and good, and true;
For things that seemed not good yet turned to good;
For all the sweet compulsions of Thy will
That chastened, tried, and wrought us to Thy shape;
For things unnumbered that we take of right,
And value first when they are withheld;
For light and air; sweet sense of sound and smell;
For ears to hear the heavenly harmonies;
For eyes to see the unseen in the seen;
For the vision of the Worker in the work;
For hearts to apprehend Thee everywhere;
We thank Thee, Lord!"

Om shaantiH Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao.