Be Thankful

Be Thankful

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 is 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.

–Author Unknown


  1. Tea Bestavashvili on February 8, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Well said!!!

  2. Paul on February 8, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    @Tea – There are many things to be thankful for even when you think something is not good! Thanks for the comment!

  3. Colleen Newvine Tebeau on February 10, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Thanks for sharing this lovely reminder that there’s reason to be thankful when things aren’t perfect, that life is about the journey, not just the destination.

    I blogged a Month of Thanksgiving in November and one of the benefits I found was giving thanks for all of life’s blessings, which sometimes come disguised as negatives.

  4. Sherry on February 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    It was nice to find your blog. I am always looking for like-minded bloggers. I just wrote a blog about gratitude and it was very much like what you wrote about being thankful. It is easy to be grateful for the good that you have. My blog is called Daily Spriritual Tools and I would love your feedback.

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