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version 2.47 [Monday, November 20, 2000]
It is not easy being grateful all the time.
But it’s when you feel least thankful
that you are most in need of what gratitude can give you.
-Oprah Winfrey, submitted to eRipples by Sean Duggan
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 effort.
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.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.
-original source unknown
Submitted by: “Bev Petska” <bevpetska@a…>
Last week I asked for people to submit Thanksgiving-related quotes,
and many people responded with a BOUNTIFUL supply of quotes & poems.
You can find them ALL by clicking on the THANKSGIVING QUOTES file at
It reminded me that these Ripples are rapidly growing into powerful
waves because of a steady stream of awesome submissions. I therefore
begin this week and end this issue by saying THANK YOU to the many
readers who dig up inspiration to share with us, and THANK YOU to all
of you who continue to take 60 seconds every morning to receive and
create Ripples of all kinds!
Peace and Thanks,