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What Do I Have To Be Thankful For?

I have a favorite poem:
Give thanks for dirty dishes,
They have a tale to tell.
While other folks go hungry,
We're eating very well.
With health and home and happiness,
We shouldn't want to fuss,
But by this stack of evidence,
God's very good to us.
I admit, my kitchen is usually filled with piles of dirty dishes, and I don't usually feel very thankful for them. Instead, I tend to wonder how six people can dirty every dish we own in a single meal. But the fact remains, they wouldn't be dirty at all if I were not fortunate enough to be eating several times every day. So, if something as bothersome as dirty dishes is really a blessing, what other blessings in life could I be missing? Are there other things that I hate in life that are, in reality, blessings?
Last week a pipe broke under our sink, and water sprayed all over the kitchen. It soaked the floor, the cabinets, and even made its way to the basement. All this while I was trying to get kids out the…