Giving Thanks More Important Than Ever This Year

November 20, 2008 at 7:45 PM 1 comment

As people sit down to their Thanksgiving dinners this year, they may be bringing with them a mind full of worries and concerns about the economy and its impact, real or potential, on their lives.

Although it seems a difficult time for thanks I would argue it is perhaps the best time to look around with a grateful heart.  Thanksgiving, more than any other holiday, asks us to focus on the half-full portion of the glass and to whisper a thought of gratitude before raising it to our lips.

Here is a poem I came across by an unknown author that shares that sentiment and seems so relevant at this time.

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.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  • 1. Deidre  |  November 25, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    What a great poem, it really makes you stop and think and appreciate! Happy Thanksgiving.

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