Be Thankful

The following words of wisdom were recently sent to my sister when she was having a tough week.  They were sent to her by a dear man from Triune Mercy Center in Greenville, S.C.  Triune Mercy Center is a non-denominational church that works alongside the homeless in Greenville, S.C. and provides assistance to those indeed with hot meals, laundry, groceries and other assistance.  

I shared this with my yoga class and several people asked me to share the words of wisdom with them, so here it is. 

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 your tired and weary, because it means you have 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. 
Sent to Susie Smith by Clifford Giles