Be Thankful

A Poem written by Ayivi Williams © All rights reserved

Be thankful for what you have.
You have got all the things that you want.
Others do not have half of what you have.
Yet, you still want to go in for what they’ve got.

Be careful never to covet what your friends have.

Covetousness always leads to bitterness.
Relax my dear friend
Life is not a race.
Remember, it doesn’t matter the type of car you drive, the road remains the same.

It doesn’t matter your qualification, the size of your grave remains the same.

Embrace what you have with a thankful heart.
Make no room for covetousness.
Be happy for your friends who have succeeded in life.
Be patient and wait for your turn.

They will be happy for you when you are also successful in life.

Do not judge others by race or colour. 
But by the content of their character.
You do not have to be a superhero to get what you want.
What you have will make you a superhero.

So be thankful for what you have.

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Photo by Carl Attard

Value your friends.
Treat them well as they will also treat you the same.
You need them.
They also need you.

Remember, everybody needs somebody.

Life is always beautiful with beautiful friends
Be sincere and appreciate friends
Learn to value and keep friends
Because they don’t come into your life by accident

There is a purpose for everyone in your life

About author

Ayivi Williams is a business student in the School of Management and Economics at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He recently fell in love with reading and realized that the best treasures of life are written in books.
This small poetic piece came as a result of an incident that occurred to him where he felt wasn’t supposed to be. He learnt from personal experience that we should always be happy for our friends when they seem to be succeeding because through their success, we also become successful.


5 thoughts on “Be Thankful”

  1. I think the poem is inspirational and stressing much on the realities of life.
    I will encourage him to do more and I will like to read more of his creative work.


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