Thursday, November 22, 2007


I look in my wallet and there's no money...
But I'm thankful I have a wallet.

My house is old, in need of repair, in a crime-ridden neighborhood. I can barely afford to keep it up.
But I'm thankful I have a house.

Last week, a few of the neighborhood kids, with nothing better to do, kicked in my door,
But I'm thankful they didn't take anything.

My job is chimp work. The pay stinks, the benefits are a joke, I work on holidays and I hate what I do.
But I'm thankful to have a job.

I received an invitation by a good friend to have Thanksgiving at her place, I couldn't go because I had to work.
But I'm thankful that she thought highly enough of me to invite me.

My church is poor, the building is not in good shape, we're losing parishioners every year.
But I'm thankful that while we are poor in finances, we are rich in spirit.

My sole remaining brother is not well, he could go at anytime.
But I'm thankful he's still around for now.

I have made bad decisions all my life, They are my own and I blame no one for them. My life could be much better had I made better choices,
But I'm thankful that thus far, I'm still alive, I have had the chance to make any decisions at all, and have the guts to admit when I've screwed up.

I don't have a lot of friends, no girlfriend or lover.
But I'm thankful for the friends I have.

There are times I think that I'm the biggest failure.
But I'm thankful those times made me appreciate the successes I've had.

I have failed God more than a few times.
But I'm thankful that he has not failed me.

I didn't want to go to church this morning. Last thing I wanted to do was to give thanks about anything.
But I'm thankful I did, otherwise, this post would have never been written.

Happy Thanksgiving.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

What I beautiful post. I'm thankful to have read it.