Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Poem for Thanksgiving

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.
~~Author Unknown.~~


  1. What a great poem! We've really been feeling thankful lately for our many blessings, and feeling aware of how little some people have.

    Thanks for your birthday wishes for Alan. :)

  2. So well put...thank you for sharing and for helping us to keep things in the proper perspective.

  3. This is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. I'm going to print this out to have to look over.

  4. Great poem! It spoke to me more than you know tonight! Thanks for sharing it!