Thankful (7/2/13)

I AM THANKFUL FOR THE WIFE
WHO SAYS IT'S HOTDOGS TONIGHT,
BECAUSE SHE IS HOME WITH ME
AND NOT OUT WITH SOMEONE ELSE.

 

I AM THANKFUL FOR THE HUSBAND

 WHO IS ON THE SOFA BEING A COUCH POTATO,

 BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME

 AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS.

 

I AM THANKFUL FOR THE TEENAGER

 WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING THE DISHES

 BECAUSE THAT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME

 AND NOT ON THE STREETS.

 

I AM THANKFUL FOR THE TAXES

 THAT I PAY

 BECAUSE IT MEANS  THAT I AM EMPLOYED.

 

I AM THANKFUL FOR THE MESS

 TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTY

 BECAUSE IT MEANS  THAT I HAVE BEEN SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS.

 

I AM THANKFUL FOR THE CLOTHES

 THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG

 BECAUSE IT MEANS  I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.

 

I AM THANKFUL FOR MY SHADOW

 THAT WATCHES ME WORK

 BECAUSE IT MEANS  I AM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE.

 

I AM THANKFUL FOR A LAWN

 THAT NEEDS MOWING,

 WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING,

 AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING,

 BECAUSE IT MEANS  I HAVE A HOME.

 

I AM THANKFUL FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING

 I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT

 BECAUSE IT MEANS  THAT WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

 

I AM THANKFUL FOR THE PARKING SPOT

 I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT

 BECAUSE IT MEANS  I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING

 AND THAT I HAVE BEEN  BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION.

 

I AM THANKFUL FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILL

 BECAUSE IT MEANS  I AM WARM.

 

I AM THANKFUL FOR THE LADY

 BEHIND ME IN CHURCH

 THAT SINGS OFF KEY

 BECAUSE IT MEANS

 THAT I CAN HEAR.

 

I AM THANKFUL FOR THE PILE

 OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING

 BECAUSE IT MEANS

 I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR.

 

I AM THANKFUL FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES

 AT THE END OF THE DAY

 BECAUSE IT MEANS

 I HAVE BEEN CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD.

 

AND... I AM THANKFUL FOR THE ALARM

 THAT GOES OFF IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS

 BECAUSE IT MEANS  THAT I AM ALIVE.