November 24, 2010

An Abundance of Gratitude

(photo altered with Topaz Simply filter)

Be Thankful

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 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 be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.

~ Author Unknown ~


  1. Donna, I just love that. I'm snagging it for my quote collection. Thank you for the wonderful Thanksgiving wishes and I wish you the same. You'll have to let me know what your cranberry relish is.

  2. Every Bit, True! Beautiful Miz Donna!
    Love what you did with the Turkey shot!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and the family!!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Donna! I love the photo! ((hugs))

  4. have a wonderful Thanksgiving.....loved the words of wisdom...such great advice! and loved the of these days...... :-)

  5. Love the turkey picture. One of these days I'm going to get Topaz. I've been looking at it.
    Totally agree with "Be Thankful" As hard as it is to see sometimes, those little set backs are what make us stronger. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. There's a lot of great truth in that poem. I love it. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Mr. Jim, and Marty! Hope it's magical in every respect.

  7. Well...I should have read this one first. Catching up here lol. Happy Thanksgiving hon and nice turkey :)

  8. that's really very true. i feel lucky to know that - if not, well- you know where i would be. maybe a challenging life can be a blessing in disguise? a break would nice tho. :))

  9. Beautiful and very true. Hope you had a wonderful holiday Donna.

  10. I missed this one somehow. I like the image. It's pretty neat.


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