Friday, January 13, 2017

A Thankful Heart--By Sheryl Splane--Canada

A Thankful Heart

There is joy in all situations,
Though hidden and not in plain view.
When we discover its secret,
Then it will appear in its hue.

The secret of joy and contentment,
Is something we all can know.
The key that we need is a thankful heart,
Then blessings will overflow.

All we have and are is much nicer,
Accepted with true gratitude.
A spirit of joy and thanksgiving,
Brings on a much happier mood.

Learn to say "Thank-you" in spite of the odds,
Which aren't in our favour at times.
That's how to gain the fullness of life,
With peace in our hearts and our minds.

Sheryl Splane spent several years as a missionary in Senegal, Africa. She had to come home due to health problems, but part of her heart remains there... Sheryl now cares for the elderly, for whom she has a special love. Sheryl lives in Hanover, Ontario, Canada, near her parents. She and her dad both play several musical instruments. They go to senior residents in their area, entertaining the residents with music and gospel messages. 


  1. Dear Sheryl,
    Thank you for this heart-felt poem that reflects lve flowing like a stream to people in need.

  2. Sheryl,
    A great first poem. Welcome to Whispers! I believe we have an Evelyn Splane, also from Canada , on this site. Are you related to her in some way? Either way, it is nice to see a new name here, from time to time.
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

    1. Dear David,

      You are good. Evelyn is the aunt of Sheryl. Thank you for welcoming our newest Splane to Whispers.


  3. Dear Sheryl,

    It's good to see you already have two comments on your inspirational poem. If more people were grateful, I think we would have less problems in the world. Welcome to Whispers! Hopefully, we will continue to able to share your words for our online community.


  4. Sheryl,

    Welcome to Whispers and thank you for reminding me "there is joy in all situations." Your poem is very inspirational and a delight to read. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. "A Thankful Heart" is a lesson to learn. Thanks for writing
    it Sheryl. I love all the well written details that will
    help reader to have a thankful heart if he or she pays
    attention. Ill bet you gained this knowledge to help us
    readers learn and grow.