Learning to be thankful

A wise woman once said that there are seven things we ought always to be thankful for: automatic dishwashers, which make it possible to get out of the kitchen before the family come in for after-dinner snacks. Husbands who attack small repair jobs and make them big enough to call in professionals. Bathtubs – the one place where you have time to yourself. Children who clean up after themselves – they’re such a joy you hate to see them go home to their own parents. Gardening; because it’s a relief to deal with dirt outside the house for a change. Teenagers, because they give you an opportunity to learn a second language. And smoke alarms, which let you know when the turkey’s done.
Alternatively, like the Bible says, you can just learn to be thankful in all things, because that’s how God wants you to be.

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