I'd always loved poetry and I'd always loved writing music and composing music but I hadn't thought of putting the two together until around that time.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love to work to play...
I have nothing against turkey. We eat turkey for Thanksgiving in my house.