Monday, December 1, 2008


Thanksgiving was a wonderful break from the hustle and bustle of our normal lives. The older I get the more I appreciate this holiday. Speaking for myself, it is difficult to not look around and see how many things we have to be thankful for.

I love this poem taken from Anne Landers' column (2001).

Things to Be Thankful For
Be thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means you have enough to eat.
Be thankful for the mess you clean up after a party, because it means you have been surrounded by friends.
Be thankful for the taxes you pay, because it means you're employed.
Be thankful that your lawn needs mowing and your windows need fixing, because it means you have a home.
Be thankful for your heating bill, because it means you are warm.
Be thankful for the laundry, because it means you have clothes to wear.
Be thankful for the space you find at the far end of the parking lot, because it means you can walk.
Be thankful for the lady who sings off-key behind you in church, because it means you can hear.
Be thankful when people complain about the government, because it means we have freedom of speech.
Be thankful for the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours, because it means you're alive.

I hope that all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday as well.

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