A Life Full of Gratitude  by  Catherine Pulsifer

May my life be full of gratitude
May it be shown in my attitude
By the way that I act
And with any and all contacts.

Let my appreciation show
Expressing it quickly not too slow
For those who have helped me along
Even when I was stubborn and wrong.

May the kindness that was shown to me
Be kindness that I return so easy
May I always lend a hand
To a child, woman, or man.

You see a life of gratitude is one
That makes you appreciate all that is done.
You count your blessings every day
From the time you are young until you are grey.

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 fulfilment 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.