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
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
because it means you've made a difference.
It's easy to be thankful for the good
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the
Gratitude can turn a negative into a
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your
The Obstacle in Our Path
In ancient times, a king had a boulder
placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone
would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and
courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the king
for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the
big stone out of the way.
Then a peasant came along carrying a
load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his
burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much
pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. As the peasant picked up his
load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder
had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king
indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from
the roadway. The peasant learned what many others never understand. Every
obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one's condition.