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Thank God

My husband attended a seminar workshop in 2008 and furnished a worksheet that contains this poem.

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I am thankful for a whole lot of things specially for those I don’t always see.

For my wife who is nagging me,
Thank God, she is at home with me and not with someone else.

For my husband who is on the sofa being a couch potato,
Thank God he is at home with me and not out to the bars.

For the teenager who is complaining about doing the dishes,
Thank God that means she is at home with me and not in the streets.

For the taxes that I pay,
Thank God that means I am employed.

For the mess to clean after a party,
Thank God it means that I am surrounded by friends.

For the windows that need cleaning and the gutters that need fixing,
Thank God I have a home.

For all the complaining I hear about the government,
Thank God we have a freedom of speech.

For the parking spot I find at the end of the parking lot,
Thank God I am capable of walking and I am blessed with a car.

For the lady behind me in church who sings off-key,
Thank God I can hear.

For the pile of laundry and ironing,
Thank God I have clothes to wear.

…..And finally, for too much email…..
Thank God I have friends who are thinking about me!


Unleash the Highest Potential of Your Life by Vic F. Garcia
Copyright 2005 Unleash International Corporation

Act of kindness

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This year seems to be a good one for you and you think it’s the proper time to share the blessings to others. People call it paying it forward. Instead of repaying someone who did something good to you, you pass the kindness to someone else. If you know someone who eked out a living as a musician you can probably give a digitech whammy or whatever musical instrument you think would benefit him and his family. There are so many ways to help and make life a little easier for someone else.

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Pay it forward

One day I was about to leave the house to report for work when I heard somebody shouting “payong repair”. I remember I have one that needs repair. The old man hurriedly approached me after I called him. He said it would cost me P30. While watching him doing his trade, I noticed that his slippers are almost worn-out. I realized I have some pairs of slippers that are still in good condition. I decided to give it to the old man and he was so grateful for it.

Hubby wrote this as part of his Tulong Ko, Pasa Mo (TKPM) story for a promotional usb seminar workshop in 2008.