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happiness : be thankful......

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Be thankful that you donít already have everything you desire, If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
∑ Be thankful when you donít 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 limitation, 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 youíre tired and weary, because it means youíve made a difference.
It is easy to be thankful for the good things. A life of rich fulfilment 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.

sister winnie posted this on the activah message board today and i thought it should be shared as i am sure alot of you will get something out of it like i did.this came at exactly the right moment as theese things usual do.

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  • v MANILUS
    Love it, thanks for sharing!
    1186 days ago
  • v HEALTHYLADY12
    omg awesome
    1187 days ago
  • v ALEXSGIRL1
    good blog with a great message thank God for the hard times not the easy . everyone can do easy hugs
    1190 days ago
  • v GYMRAT54
    You're right, Karen. This came just at the right time. I was just hearing pretty much the same message from two other sources. So, I guess God wanted to make sure I heard it and it sunk in!
    1193 days ago
  • v TRUCKERWIFE2
    It's a good reminder. I have a friend who suffered a stroke in March. She was lucky and it only affected her speech/language skills. She will probably have to retire from nursing but is seeing the bright side of all this. She was a terrific seamstress and baker before her stroke and is thinking about going into those fields should she be forced to quit nursing. She recently tried both sewing and baking and found she is still good at both. I saw your quote and thought of both you and my friend here. emoticon
    1194 days ago
  • v THOMS1
    Great list! emoticon
    1195 days ago
  • v IKACEY
    I think this a wonderful list of how to see something usually mourned as a negative thing happening in a positive way that can help us think positively about the whole situation emoticon
    IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team
    1195 days ago
  • v KAYTIE22
    Karen, this is a wonderful message. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us. It's easy to forget what we have sometimes and we take a lot of things for granted. We have so many blessings and should try to remember them more often.

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    1195 days ago
  • v MILLISMA
    Karen, this is beautiful! I will have to share. emoticon
    1195 days ago
  • v MICKEYH
    Well said. emoticon emoticon
    1195 days ago
  • v AMARILYNH
    This is SO true!! I never completely appreciated good health until I spent 4 years battling chronic fatigue syndrome. That ended 11 years ago but I have NEVER forgotten what a blessing good health is!!
    1195 days ago
  • v SUSIEPH1
    Thank you Karen .. I am thankful for you xxx Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1195 days ago
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