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Being Thankful When It's Hard

Discussion in 'Inspirational Stories' started by Mai Harinder Kaur, May 24, 2010.

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    Be Thankful

    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 is 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.

    ~ Author Unknown ~
     

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    Mai ji,

    Is it not the same as "Shukar" & "Hukam" of Sikhi?
     
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    Once those are accepted, being thankful for "bad" stuff not only becomes possible, but life becomes much simpler and more joyful.:blinkingkaur:
     
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    SSA,
    Its shukar, its all about optimism. Mai ji as always has put it in nice words, beautiful form and lovely style.
     
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    Nice words, Mai jee. Keep it up. This is also HIS SIMRAN because when you are doing HIS Shukrana these sorts of poetic gestures are bound to come up.
    Guru Fateh jeo.:happy:
     
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    Chardi kala is the Sikh virtue.

    :geekkaur::blinkingkaur:
     

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    Dear Mai ji, here is another one. :cool:

    When you feel like God is rubbing you against rocks, do not lose hope! The truth is, he is polishing a diamond. - Author Unknown
     
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    Thoughts to ponder:

    1. "Don't tell God how Big your storm is, tell the Storm how Big your God is."

    2. "We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them." - Charles C. West

    3. "God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains; it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world." - C.S. Lewis
     
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    SSA
    nice rhoughts
     
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