Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanksgiving Prayer

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

Even though I keep my eyes tightly 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

the effort of 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,
and tempers are short, 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 unbalanced, thank you, Lord for the
food we have. There're 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 the
gift of life.