Thankful Bills?

Yesterday, I was reminded to be thankful for cleanliness of the toilets at home. That was quite easy. Today, still on thankfulness, I read this article of Guidepost written by Rita M. Reynolds, Batesville, Virginia –

I used to hate the monthly chore of writing checks to pay bills. It still isn’t one of my favorite tasks, but recently I discovered a way to lighten it. While sitting at my desk one day preparing to write a check for the mortgage, I happened to glance out of the window at the distant mountains. How fortunate we are, I thought, to have a home with this beautiful view of God’s handiwork.
“Thank you,” I wrote on the bottom of the check and said a short prayer of gratitude.
On each subsequent check I expressed appreciation to the company or individual providing services, and to God for making it all possible: fuel for our homes; food to nourish us; churches, teachers and books to inspire us; electricity to lighten dark corners; telephones and cars to connect our friendships.

Always there is something to be thankful for—sometimes even bills!

Oh no, writing a cheque to pay the tax and be thankful for the tax? Lord, it’s difficult!

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4 Responses to “Thankful Bills?”

  1. joepsc Says:

    A beggar on the street would certainly desire to be in a position of writing cheques to pay hefty taxes ?? I don’t mind that Lord…

  2. Yan Says:

    Joe,

    Ooop! Caught by you again.

    Yesh, should be thankful for being able to pay tax, many are unemployed!\\

    Thank you.

    Yan

  3. doc Says:

    i’m cutting & pasting an email i received some time back, & is self-explanatory.

    I AM THANKFUL:

    FOR THE TAXES I PAY
    BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM EMPLOYED .

    FOR THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A GATHERING
    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 THAT WATCHES ME WORK
    BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM IN THE SUNSHINE

    FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT
    BECAUSE IT MEANS WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

    FOR THE PARKING SPOT I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT
    BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING
    AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION

    FOR MY HUGE A/C BILL
    BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM COMFY.

    FOR THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING
    BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR. LOTS OF THEM!

    FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES AT THE END OF THE DAY
    BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD.

    FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS
    BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM ALIVE.

    AND FINALLY, FOR TOO MUCH E-MAIL
    BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE THINKING OF ME.

    indeed, we have many things to be grateful for.

  4. Yan Says:

    Indeed, a thankful heart is one of the keys to a joy-filled life.

    Thanks, doc, for sharing!


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