Life skills

I’m thankful ’cause...

I’m thankful for the taxes I pay

because it means that I’m

employed.

I’m thankful for the mess to

clean after a party

because it means I have been

surrounded by friends.

I’m thankful for the clothes that

fit a little too snug

because it means I have enough

to eat.

I’m thankful for my shadow who watches me work

because it means I am out in

the sunshine.

I’m thankful for a lawn that

needs mowing,

windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need fixing

because it means I have a home.

I’m thankful for all the complaining I hear about our government

because it means we have

freedom of speech.

I’m thankful for the spot I find at the far end of the parking lot

because it means I am capable

of walking.

I’m thankful for my huge

heating bill

because it means I am warm.

I’m thankful for the lady who

sings off key

because it means that I can hear.

I’m thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing

because it means I have clothes

to wear.

I’m thankful for weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day

because it means I have been

productive.

I’m thankful for the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours

because it means that I’m alive.

I’m thankful for getting too

much email

because it means I have friends who are thinking of me.