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.
- the husband who is on the sofa being a couch potato because he is home with me and not out at the bars.
- the teenager who is complaining about doing dishes because it means she is at home, not on the streets.
- the taxes I pay because it means I am employed.
- the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.
- the clothes that fit a little too snugly because it means I have enough to eat.
- my shadow that watches me work because it means I am out in the sunshine, and for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a house.
- all the complaining I hear about the government because it means we have freedom of speech.
- the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking and have been blessed with transportation.
- my huge heating bill because it means I am warm.
- the lady behind me in church who sings off key because it means I can hear.
- the pile of laundry and ironing because it means I have clothes to wear.
- weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means I have been capable of working hard.
- the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means I am alive.—submitted by Frances Shipp,Weaver, Alabama
“In every thing give thanks” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
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