Be thankful, that you don’t 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 an opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times,
It is during those times that you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenges.
For that will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes,
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful, when you are tired and weary,
Because it means you have made an effort.
It’s easy to be thankful for the good things in life..
But a life of fulfillment comes to those
Who are also thankful for their setbacks.
Gratitude can turn negative to positive…
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
And they can become your blessings.
(I took this out of my brother Sashi’s book, he had a printout. I tried to find the Poet/author but was unsuccessful.)