His flashlight was shining bright but no crabs were to be found. Curious onlookers wondered what we were doing and with each question we would explain the mysterious crabs we were hunting for. As time went on, still no crabs. Suddenly, RJ got excited because he found a shell (which is not something new) and the special shell he found had a saying written clearly on it,"He is Risen." RJ looked at it and said, "that's awesome!"
RJ was very excited and went on to fill a plastic cup with many shells that had various other Easter sayings written on them. And so our outting to find ghost crabs ended with not one single crab...but for RJ he was grateful for the adventure with his Grandparents and happy with his shells.
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 is easy to be thankful for the good things
A life of rich fulfillment 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.