Even though I clutch my blanket and growl
when the alarm rings, thank you, Lord, that I can hear.
There are many who are deaf.
Even though I keep my eyes closed against
the morning light as long as possible, thank you, Lord, that
I can see.
Many are blind.
Even though I huddle in my bed and put off
rising, thank you Lord, that I have the strength to rise.
There are many who are bedridden.
Even though the first hour of my day is hectic,
when socks are lost, toast is burned and tempers are short, my
children are so loud, thank you, Lord, for My Family.
There are many who are lonely.
Even though our breakfast table never looks
like the pictures in magazines and the menu is at times unbalanced,
thank you, Lord, for the food we have.
There are many who are hungry.
Even though the routine of my job often is
monotonous, thank you, Lord, for the opportunity to work.
There are many who have no job.
Even though I grumble and bemoan my fate from
day to day and wish my circumstances were not so modest, thank
you, Lord, for life.
is someone we turn to when our spirits need a
is someone we treasure. For friendship is a gift,
is someone who fills our lives with Beauty, Joy,
and makes the world we live in a Better and Happier Place.
YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I AM HONORED!