Thursday, September 29, 2011

Be Thankful...

Today I thought I would share with you a beautiful poem that I found.  I hope you find it encouraging and thought provoking.

Be Thankful
By Author Unknown

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings. 

Have a Thankful Thursday,


  1. Debi thanks for that great reminder to be thankful. Have a wonderful day!

  2. I love that. It really makes you think. We can be thankful in ALL circumstances.

  3. Great perspective. We need to be thankful for everything!

  4. What a great poem! It's true "gratitude can turn negative into positive" The best thing about trials is that HE is there in the midst of them! Thank you Debi :)


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