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.
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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  1. Such a lovely verse- do very true dear Jo. We should all count our blessings every day- I really do try to make the best of everything- always look on the bright side--- thank you for sharing this inspiring verse--/

  2. It's true that being thankful makes everything look much better, even or maybe *especially* when things aren't how we imagined or dreamed they would be. This is a good reminder to be thankful - thanks Jo! :)

  3. Been very thankful lately - in fact, I think I thank God every night as I am sit there feeding my boy - thank Him for my two little blessings, a wonderful hubby, a home of our own, and the list goes on!
    When we think how it is for others in other countries, we are truly flooded with blessings in this country!

  4. Great poem! No wonder God says "in everything give thanks".


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