Thankful Thursday.

I have been a negative sucker lately.
It's stupid.
and I am done being cynical.

I found this quote on a website I adore,
and it made me think so much.


Because instead of complaining about 
these stupid little things that won't make 
a difference in the long run,
I need to be thankful for them
and truly realize
they could be much much worse.


for the husband
who is on the sofa,
being a couch potato,
because he is home with me,
and not out at the bars;

for the teenager
who is complaining about doing dishes,
because 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 the shadow that watches me work
because it means
I am out in the sunshine;

for the 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 the lady behind me in church
who sings off key
 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 have been
capable of working hard;

for the alarm that goes off
in the early morning hours
because it means I am alive
and am able to breathe another day.

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