Thanks to Share with Loved Ones

An OASIS student of mine gave me this about 8 years ago and I searched for it online (Thank you, Google!)  I remember this poem at this time each year; here are a few of my favorite lines:

"I am thankful:
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 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 friend who is thinking of me."

Remember this year how much you love others, and how much you wish for their health and wellness.  Now turn it back on you, and take care of yourself so we can all enjoy you another year longer!  Happy Holidays, I'll be back on Monday!

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