Monday, November 19, 2007


An Inspirational Poem
Be Thankful
By Author Unknown

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 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.


keepers said...

"Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,"... and that is the basis for a new tradition we have here, a bouquet of rose stems, thorns and all, but with no flowers. To remind us of our troubles, some we have overcome, some we have yet to.

Happy thanksgiving

keepers and jm

Dr. Deb said...

Truly lovely words.

Raine said...

I just cannot be thankful for this- sorry

Raine said...

k- I found a blessing of sorts. If I were not disabled I would not be free to care for him now. There I did it. I think.

krystyna said...

Hi Mysti!
I miss you!

Thanks, love this poem.
Blessings to you!