Be ThankfulSubmitted by Castlebar Asset Management on November 23rd, 2016
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. It gives you a moment to reflect and give thanks for all of the blessings we experience before the busy weeks before year end. I found this poem written by an anonymous author. It is a reminder that sometimes we should be thankful for less obvious things in our life.
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.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by your friends and family.