I am thankful for the teenagers who are complaining about doing chores -- that means they are home and safe.And one other thought: be sure to visit Paul F. Levy's blog, Running a Hospital, to learn about the Engage With Grace program to how you can engage in a conversation with your loved ones about their (and your) end of life wishes.
... for homework. It means we live in a country where education is valued and encouraged for all.
... for the taxes I pay; it means I have income.
... for the mess that I have to clean up after parties, because it means I am surrounded by friends.
... for the clothes that fit a little 'too snug' because it means I have enough to eat.
... for the lawn to mow, windows to wash and gutters to clean; it means I have a home.
... for the parking spot I found at the far end of the parking lot, because it means I am capable of walking and am blessed with transportation.
... for my huge heating bill, because it means I am warm.
... for the person behind me in church that 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 all the complaining I hear about the government; it means we have freedom of speech.
... for the alarm that goes off early in the morning because it means that I am alive!
Now, especially, is a good time to reflect on what we can do for others.