It seems like quite a few people I know are going through rough patches right now. And it's hard to know that people you love are hurting. Lord knows, I've had major ups and downs over the past few years. Experiencing things that have left me changed forever. And though I still hurt when I recall certain events, I know KNOW with absolute certainty that God allowed it to happen at that time and in that way for a purpose. His purpose... of building me up, thickening my skin, straightening my backbone, exposing the false and highlighting the true. Above all, His purpose for making me the person He needs me to be.
I try to always remember this, when I'm feeling totally crushed by sadness or disappointed in people or in myself... It's making me better. I'm humbler. More appreciative of the happy times. Thankful for the people I have around me for support. I remember that I am blessed beyond measure and most definitely without deserving it. And that nothing that I could be feeling could even touch the pain that others cope with everyday. I've truly got it made in the shade compared to some.
I'm so thankful for my life!
My undeserved, imperfect, often hilarious, beautiful beautiful life.
Here's hoping you have a super sweet weekend. Spend it with people you love!