Sunday, September 4, 2011

"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 she is at home, and 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 the shadow that watches me work
because it means I am out in the sunshine;

for the 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 lady behind me in church
who sings off key, because it means I can hear;

for the pile of clothing and ironing
because it means I have clothe 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."

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