Thursday, November 20, 2008


With only one week until Thanksgiving, I think that it is appropriate to reflect on things that I am thankful for. Over the next week I am going to take one picture a day of something that I am thankful for. I will post those pictures at the end of each day.

In the meantime, I got this email sometime ago and saved it because it is a reminder that although things might not always be wonderful, we always have something 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.


Kim Eckhardt said...

That is a great idea. Too bad I didn't think of it myself. ;)