I am thankful This was sent to me by a friend. Yes it is true I do have friends. Through Jesus let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise. Hebrews 13:15 I am thankful: 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 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 clock 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 friends who are thinking of me.