I’m thankful ….for every valley You used to strengthen me….
I’m thankful for the plans I made that didn’t work out. They taught me how to regroup, rebuild, and start over. They taught me that nothing is too hard to recover from.
I’m thankful for all the people who showed me their true colors. The ones who were supposed to have my back and didn’t. The ones who didn’t appreciate me. The ones who took advantage of me. The ones who forgot about me. They taught me how to have my own back. They taught me that I, in fact, didn’t need anyone else’s approval to be okay. They taught me how to stand on my own two feet. They taught me the importance of ridding myself of distractions.
I’m thankful for everything I really tried and failed at. They taught me that sometimes you give it your all and you still lose, and losing is never the end of the world. They taught me that failure is something you get over, just like everything else. We fear the unknown. Since failure is no longer unknown for me, it’s no longer something to be feared.
I’m thankful for all the times I failed at things I took pride in excelling in. Those times humbled me. They taught me that it only takes a moment to fall from grace, so it’s best to be appreciative rather than haughty.
I’m thankful for all the people who made fun of me. The ones who called me crazy. The ones who called me fat and ugly. The ones who said I was weird. The ones who didn’t believe in me. They taught me to truly appreciate the people who love me. They taught me to value character rather than looks. They taught me to look for the beauty in everyone. They taught me the importance of uniqueness; that I’d rather be known for who I am than simply known.
Every time I fell, every time I failed, every time I thought I lost it all…it looked so grim in the midst of it, but little did I know, it was simply building my faith, my character, and my strength.
I am happy because I choose to be.
I am strong because I have had to be.
I wouldn’t have it any other way.