I have been blessed to have a few weeks off for a much needed vacation. It has given me time to reflect on this past year and look forward to an upcoming year full of promise and hope. I am thankful for many things, my family, my health, my friends, my job, and my books. It is my fondest wish to strengthen all those relationships that I have let falter and to work on becoming a better person, what that actually means for me, I am not so sure about. I only know that I want to lay my head down at night and sleep peaceful thoughts knowing that I have done my best. I found this passage on thankfulness the other day and decided that it fit my current frame of mind.
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’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfilment comes to those whoare 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 ~