Thursday, November 25, 2010


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
Because it means you’ve made a difference.

It is 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.

Author Unknown

Happy Thanksgiving, friends.


  1. What a great post Jan - some things I needed to hear today :)
    I hope you & your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Jan! Have a beautiful day:)

  3. That's really something to consider... TFS, Jan!

    And have a Happy Thanksgiving! :

  4. Great poem! Happy Thanksgiving Jan!

  5. Oh, great post! I got one a long time ago, but still remember parts of it. Be thankful for your dirty kitchen, cause at least you have a kitchen and are able to feed your family. Be thankful for your crying children, cause at least you have a healthy baby to hold, etc, etc etc. Ya know, it gives you a different way to look at the not so fun or great things in your life, just like your post did!

  6. True that! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! :-)

  7. beautiful quote, poem.. Happy Thanksgiving to you and family.


If you want to be happy, be.

~Leo Tolstoy