Saturday, April 16, 2022

A Happy Accident

Last night Hubby Tony was searching for information about a volunteer project he's working on. I've been involved with the same organization in the past and thought I might have what he was looking for in one of my email folders. Unfortunately, I couldn't help him out, but I did find this powerful poem that I had saved back in November 2006.

I tried to find the author, but my search was unsuccessful. If you know, please pass the information on so I can give them credit.


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. 
Author unknown

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