Posted 11-06-2002 at 15:36:00
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I am thankful for the wife who says it's hot dogs tonight because she is
home with me, not with someone else.
For the husband who is on the sofa who is 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 that means
they are at home, 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
For my shadow that watches me work, because it means I am out in the
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
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
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