Be Thankful

I was looking for something in my email inbox and I came across this beautiful piece that I must have typed up or pasted and saved for inspiration many years ago.
As soon as I rediscovered it, I knew I had to share.
I won’t add anymore here, because this piece says it all….

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 fulfilment comes to those who are also thankful for the

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.

– Author Unknown


We ALL, each one of us, has something to be thankful for, let’s reflect on that… 🙂

be thankful


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9 thoughts on “Be Thankful

    • How profound… ‘beautifully wrapped challenges’ – I love that!
      Yes I loved this piece too, it’s timeless and always a good reminder especially through difficult times. I posted it on Thankful Thursday on twitter! Great minds 😉
      I’ll have to check out your Thankful Thursday posts – what an excellent idea! 🙂


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  2. How true this is….we may not understand the trials at the time, or even ever this side of Heaven, but I have learned that in all situations we have much to be thankful for. Beautiful post.


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