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Monday, November 26, 2012

Motivational Monday - To Be Thankful For

I know I have not posted in a while.  Additional Job responsibilities and family issues have kept me away from the computer.  I hope to crank it up again here very soon!

Although our Thanksgiving did not go as planned, I am still grateful for all the wonderful people that grace my life. I hope your Thanksgiving was a blessing spent with friends and family.


TO BE THANKFUL FOR:
  • The mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.
  • The taxes I pay because it means that I'm employed.
  • The clothes that fit a little to snug because it means I have enough to eat.
  • My shadow who watches me work because it means I am out in the sunshine.
  • A lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home.
  • All the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech.
  • The space I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking.
  • My huge heating bill because it means I am warm.
  • The lady behind me in church, who sings off key, because it means that I can hear.
  • The piles of laundry and ironing because it means I have clothes to wear.
  • Weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means I have been productive.
  • The alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that I'm alive.
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 you limitations because they give you opportunities to improvement.
  • Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character.
  • 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.


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