Saturday, January 16, 2010

I am Thankful For:

I received this in an email from a friend :)

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.

18 comments:

  1. I am thankful for blog posts that make me smile ~ thank you!

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  2. Thank you for this great post Audrey...I am thankful for the smile in my heart right now..because you to that for me and many others...

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  3. I need to post this on my mirror in the morning. What a great reminder to be grateful for what we have. Everyone says they're grateful, but are we, really?

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  4. I have just discovered your blog - its gorgeous! - and I love your last post - it really gets you thinking!

    Jayne xx

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  5. That is an incredible post! Very poetic!

    Liseanne
    http://calicofiasco.blogspot.com/

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  6. We always have so much to be grateful for! We should make it a daily exercise to stop and be grateful for what we have, right after we complain about what we don't!

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  7. What a great way to look at the glass being half full!

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  8. Just counted my blessings after reading this post.
    Thank you!

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  9. I too am thankful for the blog that makes me smile :D

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  10. That was a really nice post! I'm a new follower from Friday follow!
    Halfcrazymommie.blogspot.com

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  11. Thank you, I guess no more complaining and it's time to be more grateful.

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  12. Thank you for sharing this :)!!! Lovely blog... I'm also a new follower
    http://www.craftsbykarina.blogspot.com

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  13. Very beautiful sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing. Makes you really put things into perspective. :) God bless, every one!!!

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  14. Love This Audrey! So true! There always is a silver lining , even if we can't see it at first......

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  15. I am thankful for life, family, and friends! I wish you the best Thanksgivving ever!

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  16. I'm thankful for my children and grandchildren and friends of course, for the three new grandchildren who are on the way..

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