The Other Side of the Coin
I AM THANKFUL.......
....for the taxes that I pay because it means that 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 who 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 government because it means we have freedom of speech.
....for the 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 that I can hear.
....for the piles 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 that I am alive.
....for getting too much e-mail because it lets me know I have friends who are thinking of me.
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