Things to be Thankful For

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means you have been surrounded by friends and the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means you have enough to eat.

Be thankful for the difficult times – during those times, you grow.

Be thankful for all the complaining you hear about the government because it means we have freedom of speech.

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.

Be thankful for the space you find at the far end of the parking lot because it means you’re capable of walking.

Be thankful for the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that you’re alive.

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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