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.
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.
Being Thankful - Day 4
It’s hard for me to be thankful for my limitations. I’m not as young as I used to be, but still I’m not as old as I’m going to be either. Still I find myself slowing down and everything takes longer than it used to.
I suppose that is one way my limitations have become something I can be thankful for. It’s in the slow lane that we have more time to look around and see the beauty and goodness every where and all around us.
On my thankful list today:
1100. for inventors that have made our lives safer and easier.
1101. For those that invest their time and money to make a better life for all
1102. for a few extra dollars to go shopping with
There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
Ralph H. Blum