Telangana SCERT TS 8th Class English Study Material Pdf Unit 8B Be Thankful Textbook Questions and Answers.
TS 8th Class English Guide Unit 8B Be Thankful
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
Answer the following questions :
The poet depicts the different situations/aspects of life where we need to be thankful. What are they?
We should be thankful for not having everything that we desire. We should be thankful for not knowing everything. We should be thankful for difficult times, limitations, challenges and committing mistakes. We should be thankful for our setbacks and troubles which can be transformed into blessings.
Do you agree to the poet’s ideas? Yes / No? Give reasons.
Yes, I agree to the poet’s ideas because we can emerge into successful persons only through the setbacks we face in our life. We should remember that even gold is transformed into a beautiful ornament, only when it is burnt in fire.
How do difficulties help us grow? When will troubles become blessings?
When we face difficulties in our life, we can understand the meaning of life. From difficulties, we can trace out solutions for them. Troubles become blessings when we face them with positive attitude and make a difference by overcoming them.
Be Thankful Summary in English
The poem “Be Thankful” depicts our (acquiescence) concern towards troubles. The lines in the poem assert that we should be thankful for not having everything we desire because there would be nothing to look forward to if we have everything. And also it says that if we have limitations, they could give us an opportunity for further improvement. The poem again emphasizes that we can grow only in difficult times. Our strength and character is built in facing new challenges. We learn valuable lessons out of our mistakes. We would make out something only through hard work. Finally the poem conveys a message to us that it is easy to be thankful for the good things, but success in life comes out of setbacks only. Again it states that we should find a way to be thankful for our troubles which can be transformed into blessings for us.
1. desire : wish
2. opportunity : chance
3. valuable : important, useful