Be thankful

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  1. doggiestylegirluk

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    Sometimes in life it is too easy to not stop and listen for a while, to not hear the birds in the tree and not to smell the sweet roses.

    In life we may not always be thankful for what we have and desire more as we forget about the qualities that makes the existence special.

    Be thankful in life - we live only one.

    "For the wife
    Who says it's hot dogs tonight
    Because she is home with me
    And not out with someone else.

    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 it means 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 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 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.

    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 friend who is thinking of me."
     
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    This is all so true. We take things for granted way too often. We don't know what might happen tomorrow. So yes, be thankful:)
     
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    It is easy to be thankful. Today I saw a begging person and have the person £20 - to me that is nothing, to the person I hope it is more than throw away amount and he can go have a warm meal or something

    I am thankful for being able to do that. I am thankful he was in my personal environment today. I am thankful to God for giving such opportunity.
     
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    When u meet someone who has less than you, it's a reminder to look inside your inner self. Not only did u give the person an opportunity to buy something, but also u interacted with him/her. Personal contact, it might be just eye contact, warms the soul. Both yours, and the other persons:)
     
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    I love interacting with anyone and anything. Some do grate on me but in the offline world we are all brothers and sisters of God. He who has a coat must seek out he who does not and offer said coat.
     
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