Giving Thanks during the Holidays

26 Dec

Someone shared this with me – as they reflected on all they have to be thankful for this Holiday Season.

It did strike home, so I thought I’d share it with you;

I Am Thankful

For the teenager who is complaining about doing dishes–
Because that means he is at home not on the streets.

For the taxes that I pay–
Because it means 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 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 that 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 of in the early morning hours–
Because it means I am alive.

And finally, for too much email–
Because it means I have friends who are thinking of me!

–Author unknown

We wish you Happy Holidays and many blessings!

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2 Responses to “Giving Thanks during the Holidays”

  1. Garth K Horlock December 26, 2011 at 8:24 am #

    AMEN !!!

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  1. Lefty Guitar - April 16, 2012

    An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who has been doing a little research on this. And he actually bought me dinner due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!…

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