Be Thankful, Friends

Posted on November 25, 2010


by guest blogger Bess Auer (

A friend sent this to me via email. I do not know who the original author was, but I concur with the sentiments whole-heartedly. Each of us will have our share of sorrow in life, but it is my sincerest wish that we will also have our share of love and laughter. Happy Thanksgiving, friends.

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 an effort.

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 will become your blessings.

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