Monday, November 23, 2009

I am thankful......

With Thanksgiving with week, lets all post about what we are thankful for.  I tend to forget all the things that we do have and just complain about what we don't have.  With all the chaos, problems and mahem I have in my household, it's easy for thankfulness to get lost, and it does a soul good to take a second and just think about the good things you have in your life and be thankful for them.

This is a poem I've had for years and get it out at Thanksgiving and read it at the table:

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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.


For the daughter
Who is complaining about doing dishes
Because it means she is at home,
Not on the streets.

For the sons
Who play their guitars and drums too loud
Because it means my opinion on their music counts and
I have ears to hear.


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 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
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 I have been blessed with transportation.


For my huge heating bill
Because it means
I am warm.

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.


For the alarm that goes off
In the early morning hours
Because it means
I am alive.


And finally, for too much e-mail
Because it means
I have friends who is thinking of me.

Now it's my turn....I am truly thankful this year that I have a husband who cares enough about his family that he is willing to be away from us to make enough money to support us. And when the guys he lives with are out running around the bars and being jerks, my husband doesn't go with them, but stays back, watches tv and calls me instead.  I love you honey!!

10 comments:

Menopausal New Mom said...

Tamara, that is so sweet! Yes, we have so many things that we take for granted to be thankful for, like our sight so we can read blogs!

Carol said...

Great poem and love your blog!
Can I send my son (Boy Wonder) over next time you need somebody to clean out the barn? He complains about every simple chore we give him.
It's time he learned to be thankful for doing a little vacuuming!

Amo said...

I have heard that poem somewhere before. I love it! It is so true. If only I could remember that all year round! I need to be grateful for the laundry and the dishes because it means I have clothes to wear and food to eat!

Paulina said...

That was inspiring. Often we get caught up in thinking about what we don't have instead of being thankful for what we do. Thanks for posting this and Happy Thanksgiving!

Theta Mom said...

What a cute poem! This is such a great reminder to be thankful for all that we have. :)

Amy said...

What a sweet poem.. You have such a loving family..

Matty said...

I like how this really puts things into perspective.

blueviolet said...

We should all really stop and realize our blessings more often. :)

MaeRae said...

Tamara,
That poem is the greatest. I can see why you would be thankful. My honey is a homebody too. I love the fact that he is not out.

Foursons said...

You've got yourself a keeper, that's for sure!