Sunday, August 16, 2009

My Sunday Blessings

Be thankful for...


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.


Live well, Laugh often, & Love with all of your heart.

10 comments:

blueviolet said...

Well, when you put it like that, we've got it pretty darn good! And that picture is sensational!

Christina said...

Yup count your blessings everyday so many people are worse off!

Cassie said...

Yep, we find blessings in the strangest places!

MaBunny said...

Wow, I have heard some of those before, and they are great! Thanks for sharing these Jeannie!

LadyStyx said...

Saw that pic just the other day in Flickr. Awesome choice to go with the blog you're sharing today.

Pam said...

That is some great advice. I'm not sure that my teenager would be happy to be home doing the dishes though. : )

Stephanie Faris said...

AWESOME. I've never looked at it that way. We complain about things but don't look at how we should be more grateful for the way things are.

AliceKay said...

Beautiful photo and wonderful thoughts to live by. We can be thankful for so much when we really think about the alternatives.

Deanna said...

We do have a lot to be thankful for, don't we. I'm also thankful for the lightening that blew out the circuit board on my oven because it didn't burn my darn house down!

Heatherlyn said...

I like your list. But I'm still not going to be grateful for the taxes ... we pay a LOT of taxes. And some of them, like the social security taxes I don't believe we will ever see any benefit from. I'd be more grateful to pay taxes if the money was well spent!