Do you ever stop in your every day life and think, “Wow. I’ve been through some shit. But I’m here. I made it.”
This happened to me last week. Doing laundry of all things.
My life has been a series of events. Some not so great. And some pretty darn amazing ones.
But I've made it.
It was the most random thought. I wasn't thinking of anything at all, other than doing laundry. I was changing the clothes from the washer to the dryer and out of nowhere, the thought just popped in my head that I've made it. I'm happy. Everything I've been through has led me here.
I mean, I never would've imagined my life turning out the way it has. I suppose that's the point though. We make our plans, we envision what things are "supposed" to look like, but things happen. Things change. Life happens.
It's what shapes us into who we are. Everything we've been through, all the trials and mishaps, all the ups and downs, all of it helps us become who we are.
I'm thankful for it all. I'm thankful for the ups and downs. I'm thankful for the good times and the bad times. I'm thankful life has turned out the way it has.
This doesn't mean that I won't go through any more hard times. I know that's not the case. Life has been, and always will be, full of good times and bad times. We simply go back and forth between them all the time.
And it isn't in trying to avoid the bad times. Because no matter how hard you try, you won't be able to avoid them. Instead, it's in how you respond to them.
Know that the bad times won't last. Feel them. Live through them. Grow through them. Learn from them.
And know that good times are coming. And when you're in the good times, enjoy them. Relish them. Love them. Live through them. Learn from them.
That, my friends, is life. Full of good times and bad times. Ups and downs. Growing pains and loving times.
Be thankful for it all. It helps you become exactly who you're meant to be.
Enjoy your week. Be thankful for your life. All of it.
With love and wellness,