Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Every night before I go to sleep I give a prayer of thanks. With a smile on my face I give a small whisper, "thank you". I thank God for the people in my life and for the experiences I had that day. Some days it's really hard to say thank you. Some experiences I wish weren't so, let's say faith building ;)
I've been put through the ringer in quite a few aspects of my life. But let me tell you I wouldn't have it any other way. One of my favorite quotes is by Glennon Doyle Melton as she simply and beautifully states, "Follow the heartbreak." What? Are you serious?! I'm for real for real.
Let me tell you dear friends you have so much to learn about yourself in that heartbreak. I have had the most amazing epiphanies and relationships blossom from heartbreak. I am so thankful that God allows us to feel heartbreak. It might sound crazy because it's not a pleasurable feeling, I get it, but god does not gift just anyone with serious heartbreak. Only the might who He knows will triumph.
When I experienced a particular heartbreak about two years ago I hit rock bottom. I gave up on my dreams, I gave on trying and worse, I gave up on people. I was physically and mentally deteriorating. I lost 23 pounds in 2 months and only left my home to go to class, sometimes I didn't go at all. It was the worst I had ever felt in my life! I am so thankful for that time.
I am thankful because it aloud me to develop deeper relationships with my family. I am thankful because it brought me closer to God and my relationship with Jesus. I am thankful because it showed me that with His strength I can do anything! It it the reason I am doing what I do today. It is wonderful and perfect.
Now it's your turn. I invite you to say or list at least three things you are thankful for right now! Then do it again tomorrow and the next day. It will start to open your eyes to the beauty all around you.
Love you Always,