Be thankful... that you don't already have every thing you desire.

For 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 those difficult times.

For it is during those times your soul grows.

Be thankful... for your limitations,

For they give you opportunities to improve.

Be thankful... for each new challenge,

For they will build your strength and character.

Be thankful... for your mistakes.

For they can teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful... when you're tired and weary,

For that means you've made a good effort.

... It's easy to be thankful for the good things in life...

- Anyone can do that!

But a life of rich fulfillment comes to those

Who are also thankful for life's troubles and setbacks.

Thankfulness can transform a negative into a positive...

For when you are thankful even for your troubles,

They can become some of your greatest blessings!

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