Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thankful Thursday

The other day I found this sweet little poem. The author is unknown.
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'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.

If you click on the daisy on my side bar it will take you to a list of others who are posting for thankful Thursday.

Rhondi xo


  1. This is my first time here. Thank you so much for sharing that. It's something we all need to be reminded of from time to time. I would love to share some things for which I am grateful. Here is the link: . Thank you for hosting! I have your carnival on my sidebar so others can come see you!

  2. Beautiful thankful list as always Rhondi. I've given you something over on my page. Go have a look to see what it is. :-)

  3. What a great poem. And, how true it is.

  4. This is such a nice poem and has much truth to it...
    love, bj

  5. Hi, your new banner is so pretty..but I also LOVED your previous one too! I'm thankful you shared this "Thankful" poem with us.
    ;-) Bo

  6. What a wonderful and reflective peom Rhondi! I feel so thankful today that we are able to have the means to make some home improvements which are happening as I type this. I will tell you more about today on my blog.

    Hugs ~

  7. Rhondi,
    Such a meaningful poem for Thankful Thursday. It is so true, we are to be thankful in all times. It reminds me of the poem about the black threads and gold ones. Happy Thankful Thursday.

  8. A great Thankful Thursday post Rhondi! I really enjoyed this poem - it has such meaning. Hope you have a great weekend!!

  9. Rhondi,
    What a beautiful poem, and how true the words are.

    Your fall pictures are beautiful,I so enjoyed them.



  10. Hi love that poem. Blessings to you today. Denise

  11. Rhondi:
    That really is a very nice poem and one we can all learn from. Have a great Thursday.

  12. Many Many Blessings.
    Much love from Christ! How He really loves us! I am hoping more women will come to HIM.
    We really are too Blessed to be Stressed!
    Choice of God

  13. This wonderful poem reminds me of Phillipians 4:8..whatsoever things are true...think on these things. We sure need to renew our minds and thoughts to bear fruit instead of being dismayed. Thank you Rhondi...wishing you a joyous day!

  14. What a lovely reminder today, Rhondi. I am thankful you posted this.

  15. This is a wonderful Thankful list Rhondi!

  16. Beautiful and so true...thank you.
    Miss Janice

  17. What a wonderful "thankful" poem, Rhondi!


  18. Hi Rhondi, I have been gone much of the day so I am just getting some time to visit. Your thankful poem is just great and so true. We need to look at life with reality. Every experience is a new learning lesson. Thank you for sharing this poem today.


  19. Beautiful poem, Rhondi. I take things for granted sometimes. It's nice to stop for a moment and count a few blessings. Mimi

  20. Rhondi - I don't always jot a note to you, but with this post I feel I need to thank you for sharing such a lovely comforting poem. I have a dear friend who is going thorugh a rough patch just now and would like to share it with her if that is all right with you...please let me know.

    I enjoy your writings very much.


  21. Nice poem, too bad the author is unknown, he/she needs to get credit for excellent work.


  22. Very lovely you always are.
    I'm having a 200th post giveaway , so do come over.

  23. What a wonderful and inspirational site! I also am a grandma, quilter, and believer. I have just begun blogging too. Your site is a great role model for me.


  24. I only recently found your blog and love it! Thank you for sharing your poem and inspiring others to be thankful. I would like to participate in Thankful Thursday too!

  25. It's good to have reminders like this one. Inspiring.

  26. Love your Blog! I would like to participate in Thankful Thursday.. Great Idea!


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