The other night my yoga instructor read part of this sentiment and I wanted to share it. We often don’t think of negatives as something to be thankful for; we primarily associate being thankful with positives. This quote should shift your perspective about “being thankful,” at all moments in life, both good and bad.
The three verses I think would be good mantras are:
“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.”
Thanks for not having
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Thanks for lacking knowledge
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Thanks for difficult times
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Thanks for limitations
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Thanks for challenges
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.
Thanks for mistakes made
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Thanks for exhaustion
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made the effort.
Thanks for setbacks
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.
Thanks for troubles
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.