I AM THANKFUL....something to think about

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Catgirl, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Hey folks, my sis sent me this in an e-mail and I thought it was worth sharing with the brothers and sisters here on the BOC. Hope you appreciate it as much as I did. Happy New Year!

    I AM THANKFUL:

    FOR THE WIFE who says it's hotdogs tonight, because she is home with me and not out with somebody else.

    FOR THE HUSBAND who is on the sofa being a couch potato, because he is at 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 WASHING, 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 THE PARKING SPOT I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT, because it means I am capable of walking and have been blessed with transportation.

    FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILL, because it means that I am warm.

    FOR THE LADY WHO SINGS OFF KEY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH, 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 am capable of working hard.

    FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS, because it means that I am alive.

    AND FINALLY FOR TOO MUCH E-MAIL, BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE THINKING OF ME.

    Live well, laugh often, and love with all of your heart! LIVE EACH DAY TO THE FULLEST AND DON'T FORGET TO COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS.
     
  2. heavyduty

    heavyduty New Member

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    Thanks Tanya that does make me stop and think about the things I gripe about!
     

  3. Memphis_Catfish_King

    Memphis_Catfish_King New Member

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    great post funny stuff lol
     
  4. richard dunbar

    richard dunbar New Member

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    Thats so precious :smile2:
     
  5. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Tanya. That is so true.
     
  6. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    That was very nice. Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Good to stay optimistic, and thankful. Thanx for the inspiration today.
     
  8. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    i might have to post that next to the laundry room and kitchen sink :lol:
    think some one will get a hint ?
    i might get hit:eek:oooh:

    thanks for shareing that.
    it is true if people just realized how good they have it really ,they would be a lot happier.
     
  9. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    Thanks for sharing that. It is so true.
     
  10. jsk30

    jsk30 New Member

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    Thanks for sharing,Tanya
     
  11. blkhawkdwn

    blkhawkdwn New Member

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    it really does make one stop and think about the things you take for granted. each and everone of use could be with out. but god has blessed us in different ways.

    thanks for the great post. Tanya
     
  12. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Great post thanks for sharing with us.
     
  13. Flintman

    Flintman New Member

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    Very true Tanya, we are a blessed people. Thanks for a great post.
     
  14. catman529

    catman529 New Member

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    that is all true there. thanks a lot for sharing, had to give you reps
     
  15. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    thanks for shareing that is so true it will make me stop and think the next time im down or griping
     
  16. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Tanya thanks for posting. Many times we get caught up in all that goes on around us and we forget to be thankful. That is a good wake up call.