I enjoyed reading this letter in today's Fiji Times but....
Why I give thanks
I AM thankful for the wife who says it's hotdogs tonight because she is home with me, not with someone else.
For the teenager who is complaining about doing dishes, because it means she is at home and not on the streets.
For the tax I pay, because it means I am employed.
For the mess to clean after a party, because it means I have been surrounded by friends.
For a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutter that needs fixing, because it means I have a home.
For the woman behind me in church who sings off-key, because it means I can hear.
For the parking spot I find on the other side of town, because it means I am capable of walking.
For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours, because it means I am alive.
For all the complaining I read and hear about the government, because it means we have freedom of speech.
Now for the but......
The last line in the letter - well, it's not quite true after what happened last night to the publisher of the Fiji Times. Another one bites the dust it seems. First the publisher of the Fiji Sun, now another one. dissent, telling the news how they see it, just is not popular with the IG. Several stories about the incident can be found in today's Fiji papers.