I usually don't care much for sappy quotes, but I always need to be reminded of this. Coveting is ugly, and, if left unattended, grows into jealousy. And jealousy can grossly interfere with God's plan for your life, but, even worse, it can interfere with His plan for someone else's life.
One teacher says that she used it with her fourth graders. They read it and then discussed all that we "don't like" to do, but are grateful for, as in this passage. Then each wrote his/her own poem "I don't like __ but I'm thankful for it because it means ___."
Dear, My Own Self. Wise 'cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full' thoughts. Sometimes it can take quite an effort to be positive but is rewarding. Tears and laughter are very akin to each other. Remember those times you were laughing, only to find you were almost crying & visa versa? Don't be afraid to cry, but do look for the rainbow. Rainbows are the result of sunshine on cloud's tears. Life itself needs both rain and sunshine, so smile at yourself too. Even 'funny uh oh' can give a giggle. Cheers, Me. xx