Hope is a rare gift, that if we are lucky, comes to us with the power to heal our lives. I've come to know that the deepest sense of hope often springs from the hardest lessons in life. It is in the darkest skies that the stars are best seen- perhaps it is divine irony that within the darkest moments we are capable of revealing the greatest light, demonstrating what is best with humanity. --Richard Paul Evans
~Dedicated in memory of my Mom and my brother Ricky~
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 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.
Voters passed Question 3, which phases out greyhound racing by 2010 at the few remaining Massachusetts racetracks. Racing dogs endure lives of terrible confinement, kept in small cages barely large enough to stand up or turn around for 20 or more hours per day. The dogs also suffer serious injuries in high-speed collisions on the track, including broken legs, head trauma and heart attacks. Fortunately, there's now a light at the end of the tunnel for these gentle dogs.