Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thankful Humor

Found this while browsing the internet, thought it would fit nicely into my week of Thanksgiving posts..


  • For the taxes I pay, because it means that I am employed.
  • For the mess to clean after a party, because it means that 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 I have a home.
  • For all the complaining I hear about the government, because it means that 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 that I have been blessed with transportation.
  • For my huge heating bill, because it means I am warm.
  • For the lady behind me in my place of worship when she sings off key, because it means that 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 hard.
  • For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours, because it means that I am alive.

After reading this list..I realize I have complained about ALL of these things..and instead of complaining I should have done what the end of each point did.. found a blessing in it all.
Today, I am so very thankful to have a roof over my head, a job to pay the bills, and clothes on my back!

As a side note,
Happy Birthday to my best friend, my Mother! (isn't that cute how my Fathers birthday is one day before my Moms..even though he's a bit older!) I wont tell you how old she is..because a lady never shares such a thing..but I will say that she looks DARN good for being her age!!


Weeksie50 said...

I recieved that in an email a few years ago and it is oh, so true. Since then, I find myself..remembering the list when I grumble and complain!!

Red and White Preppy said...

Thank you for sharing :) It certainly is perfect for this time of year!

Hope your mom has a great birthday!

Kat said...

I have seen that before and it always rings true. Thanks for the reminder!

Inspired Kara said...

WONDERFUL post. Thanks for the reminder :)

I need to keep my complaining in check.

Lindsey said...

Love that! Thanks for sharing, what a great reminder!

Employee No. 3699 said...

Happy Birthday to your mom/best friend!

I so this list a few years ago, but it was nice to see it again to remind me of the things I do have.

My home - My life said...

O wow I never saw that before but how amazing is that! Thanks so much for sharing!

super tweaky mel said...

Your mom is beautiful! I hope she has a wonderful b-day. That is neat that they are one day apart! And then slam bam Thanksgiving!
I complain about those things too - I was glad when you sent me that email because it puts things in a new perspective.

Bring on the Dave post.


Rebecca said...

That's a great reminder!

Jennifer said...

How true is that?! I definitely wish I would complain less and be thankful more! Thanks for sharing the reminder!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

I got that in an e-mail just yesterday!! and Happy Birthday to your momsy!

Mrs.B said...

I really like that.. It makes you think about how much you really have to be thankful for :)

Gwen said...

Great list!!! And Happy Birthday to your Mom!!!! {HUGS}

LyndsAU said...

Amazing post!! And definitely something everyone needs to read :)
Happy birthday to your mom :) hope it's great!

Kristina P. said...

I love this post! It's so true.

"J" said...

Happy Birthday Mom!!!! =)

Can I just say one thing...
I was NOT thankful for the mess we had to clean up after Mr. "S" b-day bash on Saturday!!! I was not feeling well enough to be cleaning up that mess...lol!!!!


Princess Abigail said...

Hey this read has launched me into a brilliant day! Bright eyed and bushy tailed I will go to the office and be thankful for all the silly stuff that goes on! Thank you Megan for more wise words!

And happy birthday to your Mum, a sagitarius I presume! Great star sign!!


Tasha said...

Great post! What a nice reminder to be thankful for everything!
P.S. I left you something on my blog :-)

THEhooahwife said...

I just love that list!! I have it in a book somewhere and think it is a great reminder.

And happy belated Birthday to your Mom and your Dad! Your Mom is so adorable!