Musings Gratitude Day 56

Today I am grateful for

the bad things

that have happened

in my life.

Things that

upon first glance were bad.

Things that at first

I thought would destroy me.

That were

defining moments in my life.

Things that with time,

turned out to be

the best things

that ever happened to me.

For these defining moments

forced me

to find strength

that I didn’t know I had,

to do things

that I did not know

that I could do.

Just to survive.

Many times

I thought that

I couldn’t go on

another day

as the consuming

fires of

disappointment in others

death

grief

mourning

waylaid plans

love lost

financial hardships

illness

pain

and many other situations

burned me to the ground.

But

out of the ashes

from deep inside me

strength arose

sometimes

super-human strength

to make me the

person I am today.

A human who is

unafraid of herself

therefore,

unafraid of anyone.

I am embracing

my magic

my love

my light

my darkness

my ‘crazy’ (but not certifiable)

my power

my badass self

literally

every side of me.

For the first time

in my life

I am

unapologetically

Me.

I am

Grateful

for

finally

growing

into

my

true

self.

XO Lisa

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  1. bigskybuckeye

    During my morning walk, I felt gratitude because God took me from a city and school system which seemed like a perfect fit for my young family. Instead, we landed in a small, eastern Montana community which turned out to be a marvelous place to raise three daughters.

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