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 mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference.
Be thankful for trains, cars and airplanes that allow us to travel great distances to share Thanksgiving with our loved ones.
Be thankful for the teenager who is complaining about doing dishes, because that means he/she is at home and not on the streets.
Be thankful for the mess to clean after parties because it means friends have surrounded you.
Be thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means you have enough to eat.
Be thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means you have a home.
Be thankful for the space you find at the far end of the parking lot because it means you are capable of walking.
Be thankful for a big heating bill because it means you are warm.
Be thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing because it means you have clothes to wear.
In other words, "Give thanks in all things…" The Apostle Paul