Sunday, February 7, 2010
I Am Thankful
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 that I have enough to eat.
For my shadow that watches me work,
because it means that 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 freedome of speech.
For the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot,
because it means that I am capable of walking and that I have been blessed with transportation.
For my huge heating bill,
because it means that 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 that I have clothes to wear.
For the weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day,
because it means that 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 that I have friends who are thinking of me. :-)
[I would modify the last one to: "And finally ... to those who take time to read my thoughts, for it means that there are others like me that struggle along this Path of Life."]