Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Being Thankful

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As tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I think it is only appropriate to talk about what I am thankful for. Of course there are the things that are fairly obvious. Of course I am grateful for my family and friends. There is something else, though, for which I am truly grateful, and that is what I really want to talk about.

I am thankful for the path that my life has taken, including all of the "downfalls" and "mistakes". Granted, I have lived a really great life to this point. I have been very blessed and I will always be thankful for that. However, there have been times when I have had to ask why. Why would this happen to me, why would I have to go through this, why does it have to be this way? We all ask those questions because at the time, what is happening to us doesn't make any sense. It isn't until after it is over and we have lived a while longer that we understand why those things happened to us.

I believe that everything happens for a reason and that God makes no mistakes. We don't always know what those reasons are, but what I do know is that I wouldn't be where I am today if I didn't make the decision that I have made, both the good and bad ones. I wouldn't be where I am if certain misfortunes hadn't come upon me. I wouldn't be who I am if I didn't have to go through some of the things I have gone through to make me believe what I believe.

There are probably some people out there who think I am full of crap and think that life is just a terrible thing that we have to go through. To that, I say no way. Life is beautiful, and every step we take makes us who we are, and we are beautiful people. So yes, I am thankful. I am thankful for everything.

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