I Am Thankful

I Am Thankful:
  • for the wife who says it's hot dogs tonight, because she is home with me, and not out with someone else.

  • for the husband who is on the sofa being a couch potato, because he is home with me and not out at the bars.

  • for the teenager who is complaining about doing dishes because it means she is at home, not on the streets.

  • for the taxes I pay because it means i am employed.

  • for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.

  • for the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means I have enough to eat.

  • for my shadow that watches me work because it means I am out in the sunshine

  • for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home.

  • for all the complaining I hear about the government because it means we have freedom of speech.

  • for the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking and I have been blessed with transportation.

  • for my huge heating bill because it means I am warm.

  • for the lady behind me in church who sings off key because it means I can hear.

  • for the pile of laundry and ironing because it means I have clothes to wear.

  • for weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means I have been capable of working hard.

  • for the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means I am alive.

  • and finally, for too much e-mail because it means I have friends who are thinking of me.

[ Author Unknown -- from Christine (the-inspired-buffalo@yahoogroups.com) ]


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