Thursday, December 23, 2004


I got this from Stx, who got it from a girl named Jessica Joy. I'm not sure where it's from originally, but it's so wonderful!

Hodu LaHashem Ki Tov!

I am thankful for the wife who says it's hot dogs tonight, because she is home with me, and not out with someone else.
For the husband who is on the sofa being a couch potato, because he is home with me and not out at the bars.
For the teenager who is complaining about doing dishes because that means she is at home, not on the streets.
For the taxes that I pay because it means that I am employed.
For the mess to clean after a party because it means that I have been surrounded by friends. Fr the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means I have enough to eat.
Fr 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 becasue it means that we have freedom of speech.
For the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot becasue it means I am capable of walking and that I have been blessed with transportation.
For my huge heating bill because it means I am warm.
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 that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that I am alive.
In short...I am thankful, oh so thankful.

Thank you Hashem!!!

With so much to be thankful for, one wonders why there're so many people out there who are insistant not only in making their own lives miserable, but also in convincing others that their lives are miserable. Work on fixing yourself, not on souring others!


Jockey said...

Hodu Lashem Ki Tov!

Stx said...

Hehe, her name is Jessica _Joy_. And she writes a weekly dvar Torah, which is almost always interesting, inspirational, and enjoyable to read. If anyone's interested, let me know and I'll ask her to add you to her email list...

And as for that last line, perfect thing to think about during Modah Ani! (my recent fixation ;) )

DS said...
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DS said...

I'm eagerly waiting for a new post ;)