Sunday, August 15, 2010

I am Thankful

As I live each day may I do my part,
To make one difference, to touch one heart.
And through each day may it be my goal,
To encourage one mind, and inspire one soul.
God Bless......

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.

Live well, Laugh often, & Love with all of your heart!

8 comments:

reanaclaire said...

Yes, this post is a thankful post... not to take things for granted..

A.Marie said...

What an awesome post!! I loved it!! Can I have your permission to use it on my blog sometime?? :)

Beth Niquette said...

I loved this post...except for the taxes part.

We were out of work and paid more taxes than when we had work. I was mystified at how we could be taxed when we didn't make anything that year.

Tch tch tch...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

So well said.Thank-you.
Blessings,Ruth

The Mulligan Family said...

Sometimes we need those little reminders about life, Patty. Thanks for that post!

Cheers, Cindy

Cheryl said...

A wonderful post indeed!

Renie Burghardt said...

Loved this post. Reminded me of all the things I should be thankful for.

Have a wonderful evening, Patty.

ChrisJ said...

Great wisdom here. We do so love to complain. I love coming to your blog I always get a laugh. So I guess I should say I'm thankful I have a computer, even if it drives me crazy sometimes!