On days like today, I realize I do not count my blessings near often enough. I have so much going for me in this life, yet tend to harp on the negatives more often than I should. Today and everyday, I am grateful…
Be thankful that you don’t have everything you desire handed to you on a silver platter. If you did, what would there be to look forward to in life?
Be thankful that life is a challenge and you are not on a straight and narrow path to success,
because the journey will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for the seasons, because their mere existence is proof that things are meant to change, and that everything eventually comes back full circle.
Be thankful when you don’t have all of the answers, for your limitations and weaknesses give you the opportunity to learn and grow.
Be thankful for suffering and heartbreak because it reminds you that you are strong enough to face the worst and still come back stronger than ever.
Be thankful for your mistakes and failures, for they will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful for words, whether written or spoken, that breathe meaning into our lives.
Be thankful for all the colors that the world would be oh so dull with it.
Be thankful you have watched people walk out of your life, for you learn to understand the importance of making the most of what is in front of you, while you have the chance.
Be thankful for the different cultures that we can learn about and have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in around the world.
Be thankful you are not like everyone else, because what a boring world that would be.
Be thankful for the things you cannot change. It reminds you that you are not always in control.
Be thankful for your rollercoaster of emotions, from the lowest of lows all the way to the highest of highs. They are how you know you are human.
Be thankful that your life is a beautiful chaos of a mess.
It’s far too easy to embrace the good things in life. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.