I'm thankful today and everyday
for all the obvious things:
my loving Mom and Diddy who have stood by my side with patience;
a brother and sister-in-law who don't forget me even when I don't stay in touch;
a loving, patient, husband who is also a warm and kind father;
three daughters who love me even when I embarrass them;
three sons-in-law who love me even though we're a bit on the crazy side;
three granddaughters who love their Weezer no matter what;
a mother-in-law who lets me be a wife to her only son and treats me like a daughter;
a God that forgives me over and over and loves me without condition.
I'm also thankful for:
blue skies and Georgia red clay
the sound of windchimes
the freedom to pray
the smell of wet dirt
kindness from strangers
love from family and friends
clothes that fit
old photos and the memories they bring
If we might have a second chance to live the days once more,
and rectify mistakes we've made to even up the score.
If we might have a second chance to use our knowledge gained,
perhaps we might become at least as fine as God ordained.
But we can't retrace our steps, however stands the score.
Tomorrow brings another chance for us to try once more.