I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Recognize the Good Things!!

         
     
I  AM THANKFUL:     
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 AT 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 MANY EMAILS BECAUSE  IT MEANS I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE THINKING OF  ME. 

9 comments:

Reader Wil said...

What a great list of things to be grateful for! We should all make a list like that! I hope you have a great week with everything you wish for! BTW your header is brilliant again!Your friend from Mumbai is a real artist!

TexWisGirl said...

amen to all of it!

Paula Scott said...

We always have more to be thankful for than we realize. It is a matter of perspective, isn't it?
Have a wonderful week full of sunshine!

Pam said...

I am thankful to have all of the above.. an grateful for your Friendship as well.

Be well and and happy, Sylvia.
Warm hugs,
Pam :)

Kay said...

You can never have too many e-mails! Great list, Sylvia! Have a wonderful day!

Samson said...

agree with TexWisGirl, Amen to all... very inspiring read... wonderful post Sylvia...

The little one is doing great and yes I gave him your hug ;)

Take care
Sam

Mama Zen said...

I have a lot to be grateful for!

Maria Berg said...

I am thankful, for you writing this blogg so I can read it and make me smile. Take care, MB

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You make me laugh. Great reminder of our blessings.

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