Thankful for Challenges and Things

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of
comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge
and controversy.  The wise and confident acknowledge this with
gratitude.  ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life events and experiences are like the weather.  They come and go
no matter my preference.  ~ Barbara Glanz

Appreciate all the seasons of your life.  For if you give up when
it is winter you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty
of your summer and the fulfillment of your fall.  ~ BJ Morbitzer

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.   ~ Unknown

May lack and struggle only serve to make you stronger.  For every
wound brings wisdom and every pain triumph.  ~ Kate Nowak

Life’s not about waiting for the storms to pass.  It’s about learning
to dance in the rain.  ~ Vivian Greene

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they
can become your blessings.  ~ Author Unknown
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate
on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.  ~ Oprah Winfrey

I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to
have things I am not able to appreciate.  ~ Elbert Hubard
Adversity develops character. Challenges provide the stimulus to grow.
Be grateful for the pressure.  Express your gratitude for the adversity.
Welcome the challenges. Without them you would be the same person you
were 2, 3, 5, 10 years ago.  ~ Paul

A grateful person trusts enough to give life another chance, to stay open for
surprises. ~ Brother David Steindal-Rast

Although the world is very full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming
of it. ~ Helen Keller

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, 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.    ~ Unknown Author

If we honest there are some days when it is hard to find anything to
be grateful for.  Those are the days when the practice of writing out
our gratitude is so valuable.   For in that moment we are forced to
stop and can’t help but reflect on those simple things before us.  It
serves as inspiration and as an alternative perception to our day.
~ unknown author

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