Wednesday, October 8, 2008

~Thankful Thursday~ 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.
~ Author Unknown ~

Thankful Thursday is hosted by Iris at Grace Alone.



Denise said...

Amen sweetie, so precious and true.

Peggy said...

Blessings Cheryl & thanks so much!

This is so wise & inspiring and quite he treasure to remember why we should be thankful & the many blessings of turning the negative to positive! Thank you for sharing this! Share some love with Ripley for me!

Devita said...

A really beautiful day to thankful!

have an amazing day sister!

Anonymous said...

so true... thanking God for my life. God bless you, cheryl. ♥

Debra said...


Good morning my sweet sis,

This is so true and I am loving your thankful post this morning!

Blessings and ((hugs))

Jerralea said...

Thanks for sharing! It's true that we need to be thankful for the challenges, even though we'd much rather just focus on the victories.

Jill said...

Oh I love that poem and have on similar hanging next to my desk!

Praising God for all the tangible ways He can draw us closer to Him and thus gives us opportunities to shine His light unto others.

In His amazing grace,

Laurie Ann said...

Wise words here. God bless your thankful post. Thank you so much for the precious comments you leave. You are a jewel.

And being a grandmother rocks! I love it. Although I was blessed to hold him Tuesday, I have what we call "The Cold", so I have to stay away. I miss him already! I have called to make sure they're still showing Baby No plenty of attention, too, LOL.

Happy Thankful Thursday!

gen/entry here said...

Thanks for sharing you have a nice heart. TC

Melanie said...

This is so great to post today, Cheryl! A great reminder that we should be thankful for ALL things.

Happy day, my friend!

Patricia said...

Great thoughts. Thanks for sharing.

Typing One-Handed

Marsha said...

Wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing it! Have a blessed day.

Michele Williams said...

Amen. Thank you for sharing.

Michele Williams said...

Amen. Thank you for sharing.

Tracey said...

Blessings to you.
BTW...Ripley is just too cute for words!

He And Me + 3 said...

Good TT post. I am so tired and weiry today...I hope you are right and that I did make a difference somewhere to someone. Thanks for turning tired into triumph.

Darlene said...

I love this. Be Thankful....what a great post and reminder. In all things be thankful.

Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Awesome....Thanks for sharing! God Bless~

Anonymous said...

"GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can become your blessings."

So true and I loved all you had to say about having gratitude in all situations. Great post!

Tonya said...

Hi, Cheryl!

Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem. It's PERFECT! (A nice reminder that we really DON'T NEED EVERYTHING) =-)

I hope you have an AMAZING weekend!

Love You!

Angie said...

Cheryl....I can honestly being tired and weary...I have never ever thought about "making a difference"...glad you pointed that out! AND all the other good thoughts! I will try and "think on those things" next time!

You are such a blessing. I have been praying for you and Jan. You've been on my heart this week...sorry I have been so bogged down I haven't visited :) I will try and do better!

God Chaser said...

Thank you for sharign these word for how true they are. Be blessed