Friday, July 31, 2009

Making lemonade

Lemon Pendant by Artsy Clay, necklace by Joy

I love this poem. It's a different way of looking at things instead of complaining. You know that expression, when life hands you lemons, make lemonade! Thanks to Jill for finding this online.

"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.
It means you've made a difference.

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."

By John Kaiser


Robynn's Ravings said...

If that isn't THE CUTEST NECKLACE!!!!!! And the poem is a good one, too. :) Sorry to be so late showing up!

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

I really love that poem! The necklace is adorable too!