Thank you, Lord.

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by bakron, Dec 5, 2003.

  1. bakron

    bakron New Member


    Thank you Lord for this sink of dirty dishes; we have plenty of food to eat. Thank you for this pile of dirty laundry; we have plenty of nice clothes to wear.

    And I would like to thank you Lord, for those unmade beds; they were so warm and comfortable last night. I know that many have no bed.

    My thanks to you Lord, for this bathroom, complete with all the splattered mess, soggy, grimy towels and dirty lavatory; they are so convenient.

    Thank you for this finger-smudged refrigerator that needs defrosting so badly; it has served us faithfully for many years. It is full of cold drinks and enough leftovers for two or three meals. Thank you Lord, for this oven that absolutely must be cleaned today; it has baked so many things over the years.

    The whole family is grateful for that tall grass that needs mowing and the lawn that needs raking; we all enjoy the yard. Thank you Lord, even for that slamming screen door. My kids are healthy and able to run and play.

    Lord, the presence of all these chores awaiting me says; you have richly blessed my family. I shall do them cheerfully and I shall do them gratefully.

    Even though I clutch my blanket and growl when the alarm rings; thank you Lord, that I can hear. There are many who are deaf.

    Even though I keep my eyes closed against the morning light as long as possible, Thank you Lord that I can see. There are many who are blind.

    Even though I huddle in my bed and put off rising, thank you Lord that I have the strength to rise. There are many who are bedridden.

    Even though the first hour of my day is hectic, when socks are lost, toast is burned; tempers are short and my children so loud, Thank you Lord, for my family. There are many who are lonely.

    Even though our breakfast table never looks like the pictures in magazines and the menu is at times not balanced, Thank you Lord, for the food we have. There are many who are hungry.

    Even though the routine of my job is often monotonous, thank you Lord, for the opportunity to work. There are many who have no job.

    Even though I grumble and bemoan my fate from day to day and wish my circumstances were not so modest, thank you Lord for life. Lord, Thank You!

    (~Author Unknown)
  2. Cactuslil

    Cactuslil New Member

    Your contribution really helped me "come back to earth".

    I have so, so, so much work to do and have been unable; to make it all the more awesome I learned the end of Sept. that my son had been horribly abused, both mentally and physically and lastly pornographically. I have had to wait until the cardio was over before I could become CactusLil' Walsh....fortunately I got our church leadership to contact child protective services and after only a 30 minute interview with my dear, dear son an emergency order was written forbidding this monster to see William. He developed all but incapaciting OCD and then flashbacks of all the horror this stranger perpetrated against him.
    I am a single mom fighting with all I have to make a home much as the one above. Thank you for printing it; I plan to copy it and share in Relief Society. thanks...Lil'