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be thankful for small mercies

To appreciate small or minor benefits, advantages, or opportunities one is afforded, particularly in the midst of an otherwise difficult, frustrating, or unfortunate situation or circumstance. My car's air conditioning stopped working two hours into my cross-country road trip across America. The radio still works, though, so I guess I should be thankful for small mercies. Our son's accident left him without the use of his right eye; we're just thankful for small mercies that he still has the use of his left one.
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Spieth three-putted from long range on the seventh but could be thankful for small mercies after seeing playing partner Justin Rose run up a triple-bogey seven.
So we are just thankful for small mercies, because we did not think we were going to get even a point.
We are thankful for small mercies, because we did not think we were going to get what we deserved," said Hughes.
He's tweaked his hamstring, unfortunately for us," said the City boss, who is thankful for small mercies, revealing it could have been a lot worse.
The rest you'll have to see (and hear) for yourself, but suffice to say it all ends happily -- which is not necessarily the case in opera, so be thankful for small mercies.
Fluke or not, manager Chris Powell was thankful for small mercies.
TOP TIP: Sergio Aguero for first goalscorer 7/2 (Coral/Betfair) MONDAY Crystal Palace v Sunderland, 8pm kick-off, Sky Sports 1 THE MACKEMS will be thankful for small mercies like Birmingham City as their 8-0 loss was at home but after the shambles of their last away trip to St Mary's they'll be desperate for a reaction at Selhurst Park.
But some calmness seems to have descended on the rough seas of the Scottish game and we should be thankful for small mercies.
I should be thankful for small mercies, at least our house wasn't over-run by the tiny hordes of Babylon as is par for the course at any modern child's celebratory shindig.
Ted 15, 106 minsSOMETIMES we have to be thankful for small mercies - and praise the Lord that this film featuring a larger-than-life teddy in an adult drama is not a horror movie like Child's Play.
There were initial fears Jerry could be out for the season, so we've got to be thankful for small mercies," said Brown, who does have an excellent replacement in Aaron Murphy.
Perhaps we should be thankful for small mercies, we hear many jobs are facing the axe up and down the country due to council cutbacks forced upon them by this Tory Lib Dem government, dog wardens, pavement sweepers, along with litter bin emptiers must all be wondering if they are still going to have jobs.
From two for three after three overs, Australia were perhaps thankful for small mercies.
He had travelled north to Trent Bridge, from his native Northamptonshire; the move was paying off, and Swann was busy being thankful for small mercies.
But let's be thankful for small mercies sometimes that we stopped that run of defeats.