Thursday, November 28, 2019

A Thanksgiving Poem

I Am Thankful – Poem Of Thanksgiving

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 that I have a 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.

For the alarm that goes off
In the early morning hours
Because it means
I am alive.

We don't know who wrote it, but it came from here. (Thanks, Hearsetrax!)


Lilylou said...

What a great reminder of our blessings!

hearsetrax said...

We live in an era in which its easy to forget the simplest rhymes and reasons of why we need to count our few and many blessings

Remember this and every day to take a good look arounds and see all thar is to see and spend more quality time with those we call friends & family

SnowMan said...

That's lovely. Happy Thanksgiving, Miss C!


joel hanes said...

Thanks for this one, Miss C.

Hoping your Thanksgiving is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. One of my gratitudes is that you keep this blog going. A