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I am Thankful for.........


....the taxes I pay

....because it means I’m employed.


....the clothes that fit a little too snug

....because it means I have enough to eat.


....my shadow who watches me work

....because it means I am out in the sunshine.


....a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and

....gutters that need fixing

....because it means I have a home.


....the spot I find at the far end of the parking lot

....because it means I am capable of walking.


....my huge heating bill

....because it means I am warm.


....all the complaining I hear about our government

....because it means we have freedom of speech.


....the lady behind me in church who sings off key.

....because it means that I can hear.


....the piles of laundry and ironing

....because it means my loved ones are nearby.


....the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours

....because it means that I’m alive.


....weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day

....because it means I have been productive.



The art of thanksliving. It is gratitude in action.


It is thanking God for the gift of life by living it triumphantly.


It is thanking God for your talents and abilities by accepting them as obligations to be invested for the common good.


It is thanking God for all that men and women have done for you by doing things for others.


It is thanking God for happiness by striving to make others happy.


It is thanking God for beauty by helping to make the world more beautiful.


It is thanking God for inspiration by trying to be an inspiration to others.


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