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We must be thankful for...

Friday, February 26, 2010

We must be thankful for the offer and willingness to help, not the outcome.
We must be thankful for the challenges, not just the successes,
We must be thankful for the spirited debate, not just the resolution,
We must be thankful for the child that tries to cheer us up when we are down and the child that tries to help another child, not just the child that does his/her chores,
We must be thankful not just for what the Creator has done, but what he/she hasn't done,
We must be thankful for our trails and tribulations, not just our glorious victories,
We must be thankful for the clothes on our back, and not ungrateful for the style they lack.
We must be thankful for the $10 we might have today that we didn't have yesterday, and let go of the fact that we did not get the thousand we wanted,
We must be thankful for the hug our loved one gave to us, although they did not say they loved us,
We must be thankful for the meal we had today, and not dwell on the one we might have dreamed of,
We must be thankful for the job we have now, not just the one we might get or wished we had,
We must be thankful for that friend that is with us and supports us, not just the best friend that isn't there,
We must be thankful for the survivors of natural catastrophes, and be thankful for the memory of those we might have lost,
We must be thankful for all things.
- M. Raymond Sheppard
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    Thank you for this blog. I needed it today. Also, Thank you for the Joyce Meyer quote in your signature under some postings. It also said everything I needed to hear. emoticon
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  • JESSICA_0029
    Great blog thanks Willow! emoticon
    4089 days ago
    Very thoughtful reminders of gratitude in living. Sometimes the simple life is not as unrewarding as it may appear to some. I have found some comfort in it. Though occasionally my wants get out of check. Overall, life is not so bad. There may be bumps in the road but there is sooo much to be grateful for. Maybe, instead of thinking glass half empty when the going gets tough, I need to remember what makes the glass half full again. Many thanks for your lovely post. Have a wonderful evening. Be blessed, Karen

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    great blog................thanks so much for sharing......................blessi
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    What a marvelous reminder!
    4089 days ago
    This is great, thanks:)
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    4089 days ago
    I love this!!! you post the BEST things!!!
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