Perspective and Gratitude

Virtues: 

I stumbled upon this a few days ago and I found it to be very inspiring - an excellent perspective on gratitude and life.


I AM THANKFUL FOR... 
 
The mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends... 
The taxes I pay because it means that I'm employed... 
The clothes that fit a little too snug since 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... 
All the complaining I heat about our government because it means we have freedom of speech...
The space 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... 
The person behind me in church who sings off key because it means that I can hear... 
The piles 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 have been productive... 
The alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that I am alive.
 
We all have many things to be grateful tor.
Happy Thanksgiving!
-Fr. Mark Keene