Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thankful for your troubles...

I saw this on a Youth Ministry site & just loved it & wanted to share... what a reminder to find gratitude in the midst of troubles & hardship...

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 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.


  1. what a well written post. thank you becca! loved it.

  2. I really needed to hear this today. Thanks!!

  3. Very true my dear and so many times we don't appreciate or think about it that way. Great reminder :)

  4. This is so true.. I am glad you shared this..

  5. That first line really hit me...it's exactly what I needed to hear today.

  6. I am going to print this out and post it in my kitchen.

    I LOVE IT!

  7. Good reminder. We seem to get so bogged down in our lives we forget to be thankful for anything. Thanks:)

  8. great reminder on those days when I'm all "woe is me" when in actually I've got it pretty darn good!

  9. Thank you. I'm going to print it out and giv eit to guests on Thanksgiving.


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