Be thankful

Today I have been reading my usual favourite blogs and catching up on my online life when I stumbled upon this very inspiring little piece of writing which I thought I would share.

Be Thankful
~ Author Unknown ~ 
Thanks for not having
Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Thanks for lacking knowledge
Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn. 

Thanks for difficult times
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Thanks for limitations
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Thanks for challenges
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character. 

Thanks for mistakes made
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Thanks for exhaustion
Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made the effort. 

Thanks for setbacks
It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.

Thanks for troubles
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

The last 2 weeks have been probably been the hardest 2 weeks of my life but now that I'm starting to get better I've realised two very important things.There are always people who love and care for you even if you don't know it and its those people will always be there for you no matter what! If you take a deep breath and look around you there are so many little things that can help you get through.

When flicking though the pages of one of my mum's favourite recipe books (Jo Seagars " You shouldn't have gone to so much trouble Darling"). I found this picture, which she hangs in her kitchen.

It says "If you cant get to sleep try counting your blessing instead of sheep."