Friday, August 15, 2008

Being Thankful

My frugal Friday tip is changing your attitude or mindset. It's easy to think, oh, poor me, I can't have this or do this, but when you're thankful and grateful for the small things it's easier to live frugally. Whether by choice or necessity.

This poem was not written by me. I read it somewhere and saved it. There was no acknowledgements on it, if anyone knows who wrote it, please let me know and I will acknowledge them.

Being Thankful

I am thankful for the wife who says it's hot dogs tonight,

Because she is home with me, not with someone else.

For the teenager who is complaining about doing the dishes,

Because that means she is at home and not on the streets.

For the taxes I pay,

Because it means that I am employed.

For the mess to clean up 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 at work,

Because it means I am 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 that I am capable of walking and that I have been blessed with transportation.

For my huge heating bill,

Because it means that 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 that I am alive.

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Anonymous said...

I needed to hear this today, thank you.


HDMac said...

you know, there are times that we need to be reminded of this! Great poem and copying it off also. Thank you!

Also, I love your blog. I had to add you to my list of blogs! :)