Thursday, May 14, 2015

Things That Make Me Thankful

I Am Thankful...

For the teenager who is not doing dishes
but is watching TV,
because that means he is at home
and not on the streets.

For the taxes that I pay, because it means
that I am employed.

For the mess to clean after a party,
because it means that 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 that
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 that I have been blessed
with transportation.

For my huge heating bill,
because it means I am warm.

For the lady behind me in church
that sings off key,
because it means that 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 that I am alive.

And finally....

For too much e-mail,
because it means I have friends
who are thinking of me.

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