For the teenager who is complaining about doing dishes– Because that means he is at home not on the streets.

For the taxes that I pay– Because it means I am employed.

For the mess to clean after a party– Because it means that 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 that 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 hard.

For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours– Because it means I am alive.

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