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Author: MonkeyKannon Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 232  
Subject: "Everything begins with gratitude" Date: 9/26/2001 2:26 AM
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Everything begins with gratitude, because setbacks are the most precious gifts in our life.

Be grateful to those who hurt me, for they harden my will power.

Be grateful to those who cheat me, for they enhance my wisdom.

Be grateful to those who slander me, for they temper my character.

Be grateful to those who whip me, for they stimulate my fighting spirit.

Be grateful to those who abandon me, for they teach us to be independent.

Be grateful to those who trip me, for they strengthen my two legs.

Be grateful to those who denounce me, for they remind me of my shortcomings.

Be grateful to those who remind us of a painful experience, for they confirm my existence.

Be grateful to my nose, even if it is flat, for it lets me breathe in fresh air.

Be grateful to my eyes, even if it is narrow, for it lets me see the rising and setting of the sun, the blossoming and fading of the flowers.

Be grateful to my acne, for it tells me I am still young.

Be grateful to the sunrise, for it fills my body with the radiance of hope.

Be grateful to the rain from the skies, for it cleanses the foulness of my spirit.

Be grateful to all those people in my life who is worthy of my love and giving.

Be grateful to those days that make me sad, for they make me realize how happy and fulfilled the present is.

Be grateful to my courage, for no matter how difficult today is, I have the courage to face it and accept reality.

Be grateful to inspiring quotations, for they let me have optimism and a positive view of life.

Be grateful to the arrival of nightfall, for a new tomorrow is waiting for me to prove myself.

anonymous
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