Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Prayer


I am thankful for the wife who says, "Hot dogs for supper!"
Because she is home with me, not someone else.

I am thankful for the husband who is on the sofa being a couch potato
Because he is home with me and not out at the bars.

I am thankful for the teenager who is complaining about doing dishes
Because she is at home and not out on the streets.

I am thankful for the taxes I pay
Because it means I am employed.

I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party
Because it means I have been surrounded by friends.

I am thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snug
Because it means I have enough to eat.

I am thankful for my shadow that watches me work
Because it means I am out in the sunshine.

I am thankful for a lawn to mow, windows to clean and gutters to fix
Because it means I have a home.

I am thankful for the complaining I hear about the government
Because it means we have freedom of speech.

I am thankful for the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot
Because it means I am able to walk and I have been blessed with transportation.

I am thankful for my huge heating bill
Because it means I am warm.

I am thankful for the pile of laundry and ironing
Because it means I have clothes to wear.

I am thankful for weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day
Because it means I have been able to work.

I am thankful for the alarm that rings early in the morning hours
Because it means I am alive.

Thanksgiving:

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16 comments:

kenju said...

AMEN to all that! and Happy Thanksgiving!

Carolyn said...

Those are GOOD THINGS to be thankful for :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

DaveT said...

Thank you SO Much for posting this Thanksgiving Prayer. This prayer I first heard last Sunday 23 Nov 2008, from the pulpit from our own Fr. John Nieman, who told us that he recieved this from a friend.

I then hunted on the internet for a copy and here it is.
v/r
Dave from Camarillo CA

Fred said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Hale. I hope you and your family are having a great holiday!

Hale McKay said...

Fred,

From here in New England to you in Florida - right back atcha!

Hale McKay said...

Hello Dave,

Wow! You looked for this and found MY posting of the prayer?

I too received it in an e-mail.

Hale McKay said...

Hello Carolyn,

Yes, they are good things - simple things to wish for and to be thankful for...

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and a great meal.

Hale McKay said...

Judy,

When I received this prayer in the e-mail, I thought it was perfect for a Thanksgiving Day post. (I borrowed the cartoon from Miss Cellania.)

Skunkfeathers said...

A great list! Happy Holidays!

Jack K. said...

Great list. We do have lots for which to be thankful. Cyber-friends are among them. Thanks for being here.

Hale McKay said...

Thank you,skunk - and to you as well.

Hale McKay said...

Jack,

I trust you and your family had a great Thanksgiving.

Yes, we should be thankful for our cyber friends as well - I know I an.

Liquid said...

I just love it!

Peter said...

I am thankful for the friendship that abounds the internet, (not so much the viagra salesmen).

Hale McKay said...

Hello Liquid.

Glad you liked.

Hale McKay said...

Peter,

The friendship on the Internet is definitely something to be thankful for -