Link I'll never drink again Vol. 2: Speaking of Gratitude

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Speaking of Gratitude

I just got this from my Mom's boyfriend.

I AM THANKFUL...
FOR THE WIFE... WHO SAYS IT'S HOT DOGS TONIGHT! BECAUSE SHE'S HOME WITH ME, AND NOT OUT WITH SOMEONE ELSE.
FOR THE HUSBAND... WHO'S ON THE SOFA BEING A COUCH POTATO, BECAUSE HE'S HOME WITH ME AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS.
FOR THE TEENAGER... WHO'S COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING DISHES BECAUSE IT MEANS HE/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 BIT 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 HAVE MY OWN 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 MY 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, EVEN FOR TOO MUCH E-MAIL... BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE THINKING OF ME.

So, I'm off to do laundry, thankfully.

3 Comments:

Blogger Scott W said...

Larry, thanks for sharing that.

1:57 PM  
Blogger AAwoken said...

nice list

2:55 PM  
Blogger jules said...

That's a great list. and your comment in the end.... sigh... good perspective.

6:43 PM  

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