Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions.
The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you
will have even more to express gratitude for. Zig Ziglar
Being thankful for what you have and what you experience creates positive energy. It builds you up and promotes the better side of life. Thankfulness opens the door for new opportunities and good things to come into your life. It promotes health and well-being.
It’s easy to be thankful when good things happen, but we also need to express gratitude for trials, troubles and tribulations. You may ask, “Why?” and say, “No way, I can’t do that!”
The following poem expresses, much better than I could, the many reasons to be thankful for negative aspects of your life.
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 the effort.
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
I’m thankful for you; for who you are; for all you do!