Thanks to those who hated me, you made me a stronger person.
Thanks to those who loved me, you made my heart grow fonder.
Thanks to those who envied me, you made my self-esteem grow stronger.
Thanks to those who cared, you made me feel important.
Thanks to those who entered my life, you made me who I am today.
Thanks to those who left me, you showed me that nothing lasts forever.
Thanks to those who stayed, you showed me the true meaning of friendship -Author Unknown-
Sometimes it takes a second look at what has come into our lives in order to release the thankfulness within. The good things are easy to list but the tough parts can disguise the good that ultimately comes.
"...give thanks whatever happens. That is what God wants for you in Christ Jesus."
I Thessalonians 5:18 NCV
It is always good to stop and thank those around us for what they have meant to us. It is also good to stop and thank our model and Savior, Jesus Christ, for bringing all of these people, circumstances and things into our lives.
"A single grateful thought towards heaven is the most perfect prayer." G.S. Lessing
Here is the same writing as above expressed as a sportmom's prayer of gratefulness...
Thank you Jesus ... for those who hated me, it made me more like You.
Thank you Jesus ... for those who loved me, it allowed my heart understand yours.
Thank you Jesus ... for those who envied me, it enabled me see myself as you do.
Thank you Jesus ... for those who cared, it caused me to see my value.
Thank you Jesus ... for those who entered my life, for they have moulded me into your plan.
Thank you Jesus ... for those who left, reminding me that nothing lasts forever.
Thank you Jesus ... for those who stayed, showing me the true meaning of friendship.
Choose one line that jumped out at you, change the word "those" to a name and make it your perfect prayer today.
Blessings...as you massage your grateful heart with many prayers of thanks.
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