I recently dismantled my office to make it more user friendly. It is amazing at some of the things that just get buried due to lack of organization or lack of time. Many old folders with magazine clippings went the way of the recycle bucket–they must not have been that important if they were shoved in a file cabinet instead of being used.

One thing that I did find was a card stock with the following thoughts that I feel is worth sharing…..

I am thankful for…

The teenager who is not doing dishes–but is watching TV, because that means he/she is not on the streets.

The taxes that I pay,because it means I am a US citizen.

The mess to clean up after a party, because it means that I have been surrounded by friends.

The clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means I have enough to eat.

A lawn that needs mowing,windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need fixing, because it means I have a home.

The parking spot that I find at the far end of the lot, because it means I am capable of walking and that I have been blessed with transportation.

My huge heating bill, because it means I am warm.

The lady behind me in church that sings off key, because it means I can hear.

The pile of laundry and ironing, because it means I have clothes to wear.

Weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day, because it means I am capable of working hard.

The alarm that goes off in the early morning hours, because it means I am resting and able to get up.

Count your blessings and be thankful for them all!  Even if they don’t feel like blessings…

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I don’t know who the author is but it really hits the spot these days with everything going on.

May your Thanksgiving (US) next week be full of “Blessings” both big and small!~~Janice

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