Shawn L. Bird

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Invocation poem: THANKS April 30, 2011

Today we are thankful for all we’ve received
However we live, we firmly believe
All is a blessing that we must pass on.
No matter our status or where we have gone.
Kindness and generosity are what we impart
Showing the world what’s in Rotary’s heart

© Shawn Bird 2011
Available for free use within Rotary; however, please indicate in the comment section below that you have used it at your club (date and name).

31 Responses to “Invocation poem: THANKS”

  1. Shirley-Pat gale Says:

    Thanks PP Shawn!! This is awesome!

    Rotary Club of Williams Lake Daybreak

    Prez Shirley-Pat Gale
    July 26th, 2011 – used as innvocation

  2. Gordon Woodworth Says:

    Thanks, this is great.

    Rotary Club of Glens Falls, New York

    Used Aug. 4, 2011 as an invocation by member Gordon Woodworth

  3. Pam McCormick Says:

    Love this poem! Will be using it in the next few weeks.

    Pam McCormick
    Rotary Club of Poway, CA

  4. Richard Says:

    It says so much in so few words. Thank you!
    I plan to use this poem at our Rotary meeting today in Waconia, MN

  5. Greg Says:

    Thanks, Shawn. Reciting today @ Las Vegas Fremont Rotary.

  6. Rich Ramsay Says:

    A beautiful poem to be used at Rotary for an invocation 6/20/12. Thanks. (Ed. note Rich’s website indicates he’s from Mahtomedi, MN. USA).

  7. helen fleming Says:

    Thank you awesome:)

  8. Jenna Bourque Says:

    Jenna Bourque
    Club 1918
    November 26th, 2012

  9. Dan Gualtieri, Lynnwood Rotary Club Says:

    Shawn – Thank for this beautiful poem that so aptly reflects the heart of rotary. I read this as the invocation at the Lynnwood Rotary Club’s meeting on May 2, 2013.

  10. Bob Reid Says:

    A great invocation. Thanks Dan
    I’ll be reading this at the Rotary Club of Merritt’s meeting today. Aug 1,2013

  11. Bill Siff Says:

    Thank you! Using at Hopkinton, NH breakfast meeting today August 14, 2013.

  12. Lynne Sessions Says:

    Thank you Shawn. This poem says exactly what is in my heart. I will be using this poem at the Oneonta, NY Rotary meeting tomorrow, September 26 2013.

  13. Joyce Says:

    Thanks Shawn. Using at Pasadena Rotary Club in California today February 4, 2015

  14. Sara Keinath Says:

    Used November 24, 2015 at the Rotary Club of Cadillac, MI. Seemed appropriate right before Thanksgiving! 🙂

  15. Ross Huntington Says:

    Used at Ballarat West Rotary Club (Australia) Tuesday 12 April, 2016 – Thanks

  16. Claire L Gierat Says:

    Thanks for the great words for me to use at our Belvidere Illinois Noon Club in August 2016!

  17. Carola Says:

    Thank you Shawn.
    I will use it at Rotary club Kelowna Capri’s meeting September 21, 2017.

    • Carola! I was chosen as Kelowna Capri’s Rotary Exchange student in 1982! And then the Ok Mission club was founded, and I was assigned to them and my alternate, Jodie, went with Capri. Say hi to Bob Lemon for me!

  18. Karen Waite Says:

    I am using this insightful Poem tonight 11/2/2017 for our Invocation at the Los Olivos, CA Rotary Club “The Little Club that Can and Does”.

    Thank you! Karen M. Waite Councilwoman Solvang City Council

  19. Jeff Duguid Says:

    I will be using the lovely poem at our upcoming Rotary Club meeting in Osoyoos BC Thursday July 12th. See you there.

    Jeff Duguid, President Rotary Club of Osoyoos

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