Be Thankful

@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
October 31, 2007 8:20pm CST
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.
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• Australia
1 Nov 07
Yes, that is so true. I have lived this way for many years. Life is ever changing and I accept the challenges it throws at me, though I could do with out my husband having super migraines and having to go to hospital! lol. But, even that had an upside, I was in charge of the tele! lol. Thanks for sharing this, it is very beautiful.
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@AmbiePam (51158)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Your poor husband. I average an ER visit a month to my hospital. I get several migraines a month, but thankfully most of the time the migraine medication I was given when a bad one hits, works some of the time. It make take 2 days, but it works. LOL
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• Australia
1 Nov 07
He's all right now, thankfully. Really shook both of us up though, as it was his worst yet. I get them too, but mine are different, last longer but less intense. Sorry that you get them, they are not nice! Yuck!
@AmbiePam (51158)
• United States
1 Nov 07
That is a great poem, I wish we knew who wrote it. I think the hardest part of that poem for me to actually do is the part that says, be thankful for the difficult times, during those times you grow. Sometimes I don't feel like I'm growing. But I would like to think I learn something from it and take away a lesson that will make me a better person.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
1 Nov 07
Maybe that is how the term growing pains came about. I know that when I go though something, I grow, because I am always searching for God in every experience, whether good or bad. The more I overcome the stronger I get.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Thanks so much for the words of inspiration. This writing says it all. Good day to you.
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@dpk262006 (56734)
• Delhi, India
1 Nov 07
Very well written with remarkable thoughts.Really worth appreciating and it is very meaningful! Thanks for sharing it with us.
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
4 Nov 07
Thank you for posting this. Another inspirational poem. I am thankful that I don't have everything I desire already. It does keep me hopeful and gives me something to look forward too. I love learning and I look at each day as a learning opportunity. I know the things I need to improve upon. I love challenges and can accept when I make mistakes. The part about being tired and weary really spoke to me. Work leaves me exhausted each day, but I know I have touched the lives of several small children, and maybe a few adults. I am so thanksful for the good things and with troubles comes something positive, if you wait for it.