A friend of mine e-mailed this to me recently, and it was exactly what I needed to hear! Hopefully you will be encouraged by it as well! Keep this in mind as you go through life’s trials!


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,
For during those times you grow.


Be thankful for your limitations,
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.


Be thankful for each new challenge,
Because they will build your strength and character.


Be thankful for your mistakes,
For 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,
But 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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