I am thankful for…

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Today I had the honor and privilege to speak at the Farmington Garden Club. Prior to my presentation, one of the lovely garden members read this poem. I was so incredibly moved and inspired, I wanted to share it with you.

On this day, November 7, 2016, I thought the timing was perfect. Please enjoy.

I am thankful for… thankful

…the mess to clean up after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.
…the taxes I pay because it means that I’m employed.
…the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means I have enough to eat.
…my shadow who watches me work because it means I am out in the sunshine.
…the spot I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking.
…all the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech.
…that lady behind me in church who sings off key because it means that I can hear.
…lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home.
…my huge heating bill because it means that I am warm.
…weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means that I have been productive.
…the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that I am alive.
~Nancy J. Carmody

One thought on “I am thankful for…

  • By Judith Blackman - Reply

    How beautiful and apt. I have had Dystonia for 21 yrs., and it is becoming increasingly difficult often to feel positive.
    Thank you for the rendition.

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