Gratitude isn't just for "good" experiences... Instead of feeling bitter or regretful over the past, choose to be grateful for any painful memory and allow it to be a blessing -- it helped shape who you are today -- anything can be positive when placed at the altar of Spirit.
(Feel free to play Ben Folds' fabulous, "the Luckiest" while you read/are reminded of how lucky You are!)
Maybe...God wanted us to meet the wrong people before meeting the right so that, when we finally meet them, we can recognize it and know how to be grateful for that gift.
Maybe...when the door of happiness closes, another opens; but, often
times, we look so long at the closed door that we don't even see the new
one which has been opened for us.
Maybe...it is true that we don't know what we have got until we lose it,
but it is also true that we don't know what we have been missing until it arrives.
Maybe...the happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of
everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
Maybe...you can still dream what you want to dream; still go where you want to go;
still be what you want to be, because you are always changing and growing and you have but NOW to make your reality better than merely dreams.
Maybe...there are moments in life when you miss someone -- a parent, a
spouse, a friend, a child -- so much that you just want to pick them from
your dreams and hug them for real.
Maybe...the best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and
swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the
best conversation you've ever had.
Maybe...you should always try to put yourself in others' shoes. If you
feel that something could hurt you, it probably will hurt the other person, too.
Maybe...you should do something nice for someone every single day, even if
it is simply to leave them alone.
Maybe...giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they will
love you back. Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in
their heart; but, if it doesn't, be content that it grew in yours.
Maybe...you shouldn't go for looks; they can deceive; don’t go for wealth;
even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile, because it takes
only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one that makes your
Maybe...you should hope for enough happiness to make you sweet, enough
trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough
hope to make you happy.
Maybe... (fill in your own positive statement about your own life.)