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Month of Thanks: Day 6

I am thankful for bad luck.  I know, I know.  That sounds insane right?  Think about it though.  Look at some of the roads life leads you down.  Some are dark; so dark you can’t see your hand in front of your face.  However, even when the path seems the darkest there comes a point when you have to shade your eyes from the glaring sunlight.  Every single situation that brings heartbreak and heartache also brings growth.  Without that growth, where would we be?  Where would we end up?

All of the bad decisions have brought me right where I am.  All of the good decisions that turned bad, and situations that were meant to destroy me, have brought me right here.  Everything brings about change.  The changes may hurt terribly, but it’s how we decide to cope with the changes that makes the difference.  We can choose to live in the darkness, eaten alive by depression and self-pity, or we can allow the growth to take place.  We can fight against the dying of the light.

I know people have gone through much worse than me.  I am blessed in so many ways.  In saying that, nonetheless, what is hell for me may be a cakewalk to you and visa versa.  In my moments, months, and years of hell I have managed to emerge somewhat whole.  There are pieces missing, some of which I will never retrieve, but I’m here.  I’m breathing.  I’m still standing.  At the time we can’t see the lesson, but when the fog clears, with the right mindset, we can see everything because that big beautiful sun is shining on all of the aspects of life we were meant to achieve and leave behind.

Tagged: bad luck, determination, Month of thanks, strength
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