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Be Thankful, Even for Failure

May 11, 2021
Be thankful even for failure


Author Robert Emmons defines gratitude as “a feeling of reverence for what is given.” That attitude accepts good and bad as potential gift. Emmons characterizes this attitude as not a “superficial happiology,” but a perspective with transformative power.


Thank you, God,
for failure.
Our mistakes
bring us closer

to Christ
who suffered
and d
a brutal death.
They t
ransform us
and deflate our egos.

Help us
to not fear
our flaws,

but to welcome them,
the h
of being human.


Do a web search for the term gratefulness and read what you find there.

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