We fold our hands in thanks
In thanks to the Parents, Teachers and Gurus
Thanks to the Elders in the Family and the extended
To the Friends and the acquaintance for the help extended.
We should also take a moment
To thank those that made life comfortable.
From the unknown who made the fire
For the first time with bare hands
To the one who foraged woods
Found the foods that gave us sustenance
And the many who lost lives in this pursuit
Because of whom we know what to eat and what not.
Those who tamed the beasts of the wild
And those who tamed the vagaries of nature
With shelters which protect us from extreme heats and colds
From the torrential rains, the hurricanes and the earth quakes.
To the creators of the medicines which gave another lease of life
The surgeons and the doctors who made recovery possible.
Those who made the distances shrink
And touched the distant planets.
To those who made us to see and hear
Without being there.
And to all those who make the daily life easy
All the unsung heroes from the past and present
Thanks to YOU thee.