Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thanks for the not so wonderful




What follows is a list.  It’s not the usual list of thankful things but I am thankful nevertheless. In my life I have been through many bad things, but through it all, I found that,

I am thankful for mistakes, because I learn from my errors.

I am thankful for sad times because as a result I can truly appreciate the happy ones.

I am thankful for the lonely times because they make times with friends and family all the more precious.

I am thankful for hunger and thirst, which help me to savor times with plenty.

I am thankful for tears, which cleanse my soul and give me peace.

I am thankful for the years, which although they may bring new aches and pains, also bring wisdom.

I am thankful for memories.  Although they sometimes bring tears, they can also bring smiles.

I am even thankful for bad days, because every day is a gift.

On Thanksgiving when we are all thankful for a lot or a little, (and there is always someone with less) let us also be thankful for the not so wonderful which elevates our joys to higher levels.  Remember without the bad times, the good times would be simply…mundane. 


9 comments:

Faye said...

I love your perspective on life.

craftattack said...

So true! Valerie

Christine said...

what a wonderful and thankful way to look at things in a positive manner! very inspiring.

Wanda said...

Wonderful insight! We all need to refect on the not so good, and how it was a teaching tool in our lives.

Thanks!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Very true words!

Magic Love Crow said...

Excellent words Crystal!!!

maddyrose said...

It's all too easy to forget that without the bad and not so good the good is not as precious. Happy Thanksgiving Crystal.

Rita said...

So true! Without the darkness we would never see the stars. It's the hard, soul shaking things in your life that truly make you who you are. They can make you bitter or make you better. ;)

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Crystal. What a wise post. Thank you for expressing yourself in just that way. Blessings!

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