Holiday Blessings We Can Count
During the Christmas season, many reflect on how thankful we are for what we have. Recently, I found a slip of paper in a book at home that someone gave me entitled, “Holiday Blessings”. There is no author on this little essay, but I thought I would share with you the thoughts written on that crinkly paper that I found.
Holiday Blessings – Author Unknown
“I am thankful:
for the wife who says it’s hot dogs tonight, because she is home with me.
for the husband who is on the sofa being a couch potato, because he is home with me.
for the teenager who is complaining about doing the 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 clothes that fit a little too snug because it means I have enough to eat.
for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home.
for all the complaining I hear about the government because it means we have freedom of speech.
for my huge heating bill because it means I am warm.
for the 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.”