Heartfelt Gratitude Poems to Say Thank You

Need to express a deep sense of gratitude to someone? Here are some gratitude poems that do just that.

By Jenny Dsouza ~

Heartfelt Gratitude Poems to Say Thank You-Lifeism

“Thank you!”, truly is a simple yet powerful phrase. Saying “thank you” can instantly bring joy and delight to those around us. It can inspire people to go out of their way to help others. Not only does it change our outlook and attract a positive attitude, but it also improves our relationships and makes us feel valued.

We all know it is important to give and say, “thank you.” But so often we're withdrawn by the thought of sounding cliché or feeling uncomfortable, that we rarely express gratitude. And sometimes, when we do say, “thank you”, we say it without emotion and meaning. It loses its charm and its value. It is during times like these that gratitude poems come in handy.

Sometimes, expressing gratitude for all the good things in life is not easy. We all need those special people in our lives who are there for us day in, day out, and even if we appreciate their kindness, sometimes, a simple “thank you” doesn’t seem enough. That’s where gratitude poems come in. These poems are a beautiful and heartfelt way to show our appreciation for someone who has made a difference in our lives.

Whether it’s a poem to express gratitude for a specific act of kindness or a poem to read aloud to convey gratitude on Thanksgiving, you’re sure to find a thank you poem that perfectly sums up the gracious mood. 

Here are some heartfelt gratitude poems to say thank you.

Gratitude Poems

Gratitude poems are a beautiful way to show your appreciation for someone who has made a difference in your life. When you need something special to express gratitude, look no further. Here are a few examples of gratitude poems that celebrate the people we love and appreciate in our lives.

Help and Caring, Poem by Joanna & Karl Fuch

    Thanks for doing what you did,
    You are kind beyond belief;
    Your help and caring calmed me down,
    And gave me soothing relief.

    Here is a thank you poem for someone who has been there for you when the times were tough. The poem expresses thankfulness to someone who has helped and been kind in difficult times.

    Gratitude, Poem by 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 fortunate 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 laughter sweet.
      Acquire the grateful habit, learn to see how blessed you are,
      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.

      If you've ever felt stuck in a rut, this poem is for you. In a world where we're often so caught up in our thoughts and problems that we forget to appreciate the things around us, it's easy to lose sight of what really matters: gratitude.

      We may not always be able to control how much money we make or how many friends we have, but there's one thing each of us can control: our attitude toward life. This is one such poem that encourages us to appreciate the basic things in life, which we usually take for granted.

      It urges the reader to cultivate a habit of gratitude and to remember how fortunate we are. Further, the poet concludes that no matter how difficult or mundane life gets, one must be grateful for the joyous time spent.

      Thank You My Love, Poem by Anonymous

        From the day that I first met you,
        To the day we said “I do,”
        I always knew I wanted
        To share my life with you.
        Now that we are together
        It is like nothing can go wrong.
        Each day could last forever
        And it still would not be too long
        But still, I want to take a moment
        To pause and to be grateful,
        Not just for everything you are
        Which is to say – just wonderful –
        But also, for the things you do
        That make my life pure bliss.
        So, thank you to my darling wife –
        Now let me thank you with a kiss.

        Being present in your relationship is one of the most effective ways to increase closeness with your spouse. It's easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and forget to express gratitude or show that you care. But here's a poem that can help you do just that.

        This poem expresses the feelings of a husband toward his beloved wife for being wonderful and thanking her for all the things she has done for him. It is a poem of love, appreciation, and thankfulness.

        If you're looking for a way to say "I love you" or “thank you” to your significant other, then this poem is perfect!

        Thanks, Poem by Henry Longfellow

          “Thanks, thanks to thee, my worthy friend,
          For the lesson thou hast taught!
          Thus at the flaming forge of life
          Our fortunes must be wrought”

          Friends make us laugh, pick us up when we are down and show us the right path no matter what. Here is a poem by Henry Longfellow that expresses gratitude to a friend for teaching a valuable lesson.

          The lesson is about shaping our destiny in life. It means that in life, our fortunes must be forged in the same way that metal is forged in a hot fire. Just as metal must be worked and shaped in order to become strong and valuable, so must we too work and shape our lives to create our fortunes.

          The Greatest Parents on Earth, Poem by Ron Tranmer

            I will never take for granted
            how greatly I've been blessed;
            For when it comes to parents,
            Mom and Dad, you are the best!

            You nurtured and protected me
            and taught me with great care.
            And every time I've needed you,
            you were always there.

            If you could look into my heart,
            how quickly you would see
            the special place you hold there
            and how much you mean to me.

            May you receive the blessings
            you are so deserving of
            for your caring and your sharing,
            and each sacrifice of love.

            And may you carry in your hearts
            these words forever true...
            No parents anywhere on earth
            could be more loved than you.

            In life, there are so many things to be thankful for. When we think about it, the list could go on forever. But “thank you” seems small when compared to the love and care that parents give us throughout our lives. They are the ones who have the biggest impact on our lives.

            So, if you ever fall short of words and need to express gratitude to your parents; just come back here and read this poem to them.

            This poem is about how much the poet values his parents and that he is grateful for their love and support. The poet further mentions how his parents have always nurtured him, been there for him, and taught him with great care. Lastly, Tranmer wishes his parents all the blessings and wants his parents to know that they are loved & appreciated and that he will always be grateful.

            Thank you, Poem by Tyler Knott Gregson

              Oh life,
              thank you for your beauty.
              thank you for reminding me
              how lucky we are to be a part of
              something so big.

              Life is a gift from God. But we often take it for granted. We forget how lucky we are to be alive, how beautiful the world is, and just how important it is to be grateful for all that we have.

              So, with this poem, let’s take a moment to look around us, and appreciate all the little things—the people in our lives, our surroundings, and even ourselves!

              Thank You, Poem by Ross Gay

                "If you find yourself half naked
                and barefoot in the frosty grass, hearing,
                again, the earth's great, sonorous moan
                that says you are the air of the now and gone,
                that says all you love will turn to dust,
                and will meet you there,
                do not raise your fist.

                Do not raise your small voice against it.
                And do not take cover.
                Instead, curl your toes
                into the grass, watch the cloud
                ascending from your lips.
                Walk through the garden's dormant splendor.
                Say only, thank you.
                Thank you."

                Here is a poem about accepting the volatility of life and staying grateful for what we have been given. It is a reminder to all of us to appreciate the things that Mother Nature has offered.

                The poem speaks of the powerful landscape around us. It mentions the “great sonorous moan” of the earth, which is a reminder that everything will eventually turn to dust and that we are all just a fleeting moment in time. In the end, the poet advises not to fight against this reality or take shelter from it, but instead embrace it, be grateful, and just say “thank you”.

                Thanksgiving Poems

                Speaking of gratitude, how can we miss the only occasion that celebrates gratitude; Thanksgiving!

                It’s that time of the year again! A time to give thanks and celebrate all that we are grateful for. Thanksgiving is a special holiday that is all about family, friends, and good food.

                Whether it’s writing a thank you poem or simply saying “thank you,” these small acts can make a big impact. So here are poems some thanksgiving poems to express gratitude.

                Thanksgiving, Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

                We walk on starry fields of white
                And do not see the daisies;
                For blessings common in our sight
                We rarely offer praises.

                We sigh for some supreme delight
                To crown our lives with splendor,
                And quite ignore our daily store
                Of pleasures sweet and tender.

                Our cares are bold and push their way
                Upon our thought and feeling.
                They hand about us all the day,
                Our time from pleasure stealing.

                So unobtrusive many a joy
                We pass by and forget it,
                But worry strives to own our lives,
                And conquers if we let it.

                There’s not a day in all the year
                But holds some hidden pleasure,
                And looking back, joys oft appear
                To brim the past’s wide measure.

                But blessings are like friends, I hold,
                Who love and labor near us.
                We ought to raise our notes of praise
                While living hearts can hear us.

                Full many a blessing wears the guise
                Of worry or of trouble;
                Far-seeing is the soul, and wise,
                Who knows the mask is double.

                But he who has the faith and strength
                To thank his God for sorrow
                Has found a joy without alloy
                To gladden every morrow.

                We ought to make the moments notes
                Of happy, glad Thanksgiving;
                The hours and days a silent phrase
                Of music we are living.

                And so the theme should swell and grow
                As weeks and months pass o’er us,
                And rise sublime at this good time,
                A grand Thanksgiving chorus.

                Listen to the complete poem here - 

                A Thanksgiving poem for all ages. This one is a classic that has been around for many years, but it still holds up today. It exhibits the importance of being grateful for what you have in life, no matter how much or how little it might be.

                This poem speaks to the idea that we often take the small blessings in our lives for granted, instead, we must fixate on the things that we perceive as problems or lack thereof. It reminds us that there is always something to be thankful for, even on the most difficult of days, and that those around us who bring us joy are deserving of our appreciation.

                The poem is about the importance of appreciating the small blessings in life. Too often, we allow our worries and cares to consume us and prevent us from enjoying the joys that life has to offer. The poet reminds us that every day brings with it some small pleasure and that we should take time to recognize and appreciate these blessings.

                Furthermore, she suggests that we should be proactive in expressing our gratitude, as it is only when we do so that we can truly reap the benefits of being grateful and make the moments even more special. Ultimately, this poem is about appreciating what we have and being thankful for all the good in our lives.

                Thanksgiving Time, Poem by Langston Hughes

                  When the night winds whistle through the trees and
                  blow the crisp brown leaves a-crackling down,
                  When the autumn moon is big and yellow-orange and round,
                  When old Jack Frost is sparkling on the ground,
                  It's Thanksgiving Time!

                  When the pantry jars are full of mince-meat and
                  the shelves are laden with sweet spices for a cake,
                  When the butcher man sends up a turkey nice and fat to bake,
                  When the stores are crammed with everything
                  ingenious cooks can make,
                  It's Thanksgiving Time!

                  When the gales of coming winter outside your window howl,
                  When the air is sharp and cheery so it drives away your scowl,
                  When one's appetite craves turkey and will have no other fowl,
                  It's Thanksgiving Time!

                  Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather and give thanks for their blessings. This is one of those poems that unravels the joys of the Thanksgiving season. It describes the signs of the season, from the winds blowing the leaves, and the full pantry, to the sharp winter air. This poem is all about the Thanksgiving season.

                  The poem further talks about how this season makes people feel, with the cold weather and the desire for hearty meals. In the end, the poet concludes that when one is craving turkey, it is definitely Thanksgiving time!


                  We hope these poems help you express gratitude and make someone feel special. If you ever need to express gratitude again, be sure to check back here for inspiration.

                  Also, if you come across any other great poems about gratitude, please share them with us in the comments section so we can add them to the list.


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