I am Thankful

I am thankful for water: running, clean, and close.

I am thankful for food: plentiful and safe.

I am thankful for shelter: I will stay warm and dry tonight, tomorrow too.

I am thankful for a loving family and good friends. I am blessed having people around me that love me in spite of my screw-ups, quirks, hang-ups and idiosyncrasies.

I am thankful for carpet and smooth roads. For lights in my home and a flush toilet. For measles shots and for mosquitos that don’t carry germs that will kill me. For farmers markets and shoes that fit. For a mattress and a soft pillow.

LORD, God, teach me how to do more than just be thankful. Teach me how to pass along your blessing to those less blessed than me.