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When Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked on a lonely island he thought of both the good and the bad.

- He was cast onto a desolate island, but he was still alive, not drowned as all of his ship’s company was.

- He was separated from mankind, but he was not starving.

- He had no clothes, but he was in a hot climate where he didn’t need them.

- He was without means of defence, but he saw no wild animals.

- God had sent the sunken ship so near to the shore that he could get out of it all things necessary for his survival.

So he concluded that there can be no condition in the world so miserable that you find nothing positive for which you can to be thankful.

SOURCE: Steve Shepherd in "Thanksgiving"