Mother taught me as a youngster to say "thank you" when someone gave you something, or offered a helping hand.
Or if things didn't always go my way "to still be thankful".
Since those early years I've tried my best to practice her teachings .
For the most part I've been able to honor Mothers guidance .
The harder one for me has been learning how to be thankful when things don't go well.
Mother said she discovered how to do that, during her reading of the Bible .
Thankfulness isn't ones usual response, when things go wrong .
A man once stole Matthew Henry’s wallet. In reflecting on the incident, Henry said;
I am thankful that he never robbed me before,
I am thankful that although he took my wallet, he did not take my life.
Although he took all I had, it was not much,
I am glad that it was I who was robbed, not I who did the robbing.
My Meditations by, Coleman