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Thanksgiving thanks, a few weeks early
November 13, 2009 - Jennifer Brookens
A little something from my e-mail inbox. I know many of you have probably seen it, but with Thanksgiving coming up and for those times I get down on my status quo, it helps to look at things in a more positive light...
I AM THANKFUL:
FOR MY HUSBAND WHO IS BEING A COUCH POTATO, BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS.
(and for equal opportunity) FOR THE WIFE WHO SAYS IT'S HOT DOGS TONIGHT, BECAUSE SHE IS HOME WITH ME, AND NOT OUT WITH SOMEONE ELSE.
FOR MY CHILDREN WHO ARE UNDERFOOT AND COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING CHORES, BECAUSE IT MEANS THEY ARE 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 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 STILL ALIVE.
AND I AM THANKFUL FOR THE FRIENDS WHO FORWARD JOKES AND E-MAILS, BECAUSE I CAN "BORROW" THEM FOR A BLOG ENTRY.
(Hopefully, with a busy week on my calendar coming up, I will have a few more original thoughts next week. Thanks for reading, everyone! :)
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