Be Thankful

Be Thankful Thanksgiving Poem

(I heard this poem this morning – December 21st – read by Maeve McGivern on RTE Radio.  Maeve is a young girl from Leitrim who, earlier this year, underwent a liver transplant operation in a London hospital.  She was expressing her thanks to the donor and donor’s family, to all who prayed for her and wished her well.  I liked what I heard and thought I’d share.  I don’t know who wrote the poem and suspect it may be anonymous.  The message is solid ….  In posting it, I wish Maeve well on her road to recovery and we remember all who are sick a this time.)

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 difference.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfilment 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.


Be Thankful Thanksgiving Poem


5 thoughts on “Be Thankful”

  1. Hi, I looked up Kilmovee in some newspaper archives and found a few articles that were interesting.

    In 1862, Archdeacon Coughlan entered into a public dispute with Sir Robert Peel (3rd Baronet), then Chief Secretary for Ireland. He was a son of the former Prime Minister:

    Here is Freeman’s Journal, Oct 11, 1859. Dedication of the church in Kilmovee:

    And here is Freeman’s Journal, Nov 21st, 1892. An account of a Land League meeting in Kilmovee:

    I hope these may be of interest, possibly they could be copied and displayed in the Heritage Centre.

    1. Apologies John, just opened those links on my computer this morning – was checking on phone last night. Thanks for sending them on. Looks as if I’ve a lot to live up to here. God Bless and Happy Christmas, Vincent

      1. Ha ha, that’s right. Your predecessor seems to have been a formidable man indeed! Merry Christmas to you and God bless.

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