Thursday, April 8, 2010

Being Thankful

I just hate it when I start whining. So the opposite is gratefulness. I should stop the whining and be thankful for what I do have. I am thankful that my health is OK inspite of a few issues. I am thankful that I have a job even if I am only working 30 hrs a week. I am thankful that I have enough money to pay my immediate bills. I am thankful that my family is currently experiencing no immediate health issues. I am thankful for the rain today to water my new babies in the ground. I am thankful that my car is getting me where I need to go without any immediate issues. I am just thankful. God has blessed me.

Be Thankful
Be thankful that you don't already have everthing 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 the opportunities for improvment.
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 is 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 thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.
Author Unknown
It was an unknown wise person who wrote this poem. It speaks volumes to me. Hope you all have a great day.

14 comments:

FlowerLady said...

Hi Becca ~ It is so easy for us to dwell on the negatives in our lives, instead of counting our blessings.

Blogging has really helped me to appreciate just what I do have and I am thankful for everyones kind comments.

Each day is a gift and that piece you quoted by the unknown author was great.

Have a lovely rest of the day and a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

Darla said...

An attitude of gratitude is a great way to get and stay healthy Becca..good post!

Chicken Boys said...

My mom used to say that there are people in the world that have things worse than I do. I would respond, "Yes, but I'm not with those people!" It's hard not to focus on your own problems, especially when they often seem to come in waves. I'm glad you are trying to be positive and grateful. I hope all things work out for you, and your health and income improve soon.
~Randy

Far Side of Fifty said...

yes, we should all be more thankful and grateful too.. I bitch and moan because I must or I will explode:)

Daisy said...

What a wonderful post, Becca. I really enjoyed this one. Hope you have a nice weekend! :-)

bennie and patsy said...

I am so happy for you and thankful you are my blogger friend.
Some of the seeds are peeking up.
Patsy

Mildred said...

Like Patsy, I'm thankful for blog friends who support me through the hard and the easy times. You have a wonderful attitude Becca. Hope you have a nice weekend. With the rain today, the sun is going to bring out a whole lot of blooms!

Kyna said...

Nice post. I've been negative lately, when other people have it a lot worse than I do lol. I've gotta stop that! :P

BeautifulDees said...

Thank you sweet new friend!! I should copy all of it and say it daily.I am going through alot in my life, but so is everyone else. Thank you for your advice. My grandma was born in Rosebud Alabama. My heart alway's goes south.
Come back by and make a comment and you could be my first blog winner.
Love ya,Debbie

BeautifulDees said...

Thank you sweet new friend!! I should copy all of it and say it daily.I am going through alot in my life, but so is everyone else. Thank you for your advice. My grandma was born in Rosebud Alabama. My heart alway's goes south.
Come back by and make a comment and you could be my first blog winner.
Love ya,Debbie

Bren said...

This is a wonderful blog entry. We do have so much to be thankful for don't we.

Happy Spring - I followed my friend Glenda at Tootsie TIme over to your site!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for reminding me to have a thankful heart Becca! This post has really encouraged me to make full use of my time with all positives and negatives are positives as well ;-) Stay joyful!

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Hey Becca~~~ I'm out and about catching up on my blog buddies!
Everything looks good at your place! Love the poem! Happy Spring!! XOXO :)

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Thank you for the great post!

Eileen