...for the taxes that I pay because it means that I am employed.
...for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.
...for the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means I have enough to eat.
...for my shadow who 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 government because it means we have freedom of speech.
...for the spot I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking.
...for my huge heating bill because it means I am warm.
...for the lady behind me in church who sings off key because it means that I can hear.
...for the piles 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 productive.
...for the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that I am alive.
...for getting too much e-mail because it lets me know I have friends who are thinking of me.