I am Thankful
From 1 Thessalonians 5:
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." Give thanks. Hmmmm. What does that mean?
I Am Thankful for:
I AM THANKFUL FOR the teenager who is not doing dishes but is watching T.V., because that means 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.
I AM THANKFUL 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.
I AM THANKFUL 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.
I AM THANKFUL FOR the lady behind me in church that 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 the weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day, because it means I have been capable of working hard.
I AM THANKFUL FOR the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours, because it means I am alive.
AND FINALLY.......the inbox:
FOR too much e-mail, because it means I have friends who are thinking of me.