Thursday, November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks

I always appreciate Thanksgiving and the opportunity to give thanks for what I have in my life. This year, my list emerged differently, as I reflected on the people in my life who on the surface have negatively impacted me but ultimately made me a stronger and better person.

I am thankful ...
  • For everyone who doubted me and motivated me to double my efforts and prove them wrong
  • For those friends who faded away and helped me realize that you always need to make new friends
  • For those who broke my heart and showed me it's important to feel and love rather than play it safe and never take a chance
  • For those who took without giving in return, for teaching me that true generosity means giving of yourself without expecting anything back
  • For those who put me down, and who made me realize that -- in this world -- self-awareness and self-worth is what really matters
  • For those organizations and groups that didn't accept me, for teaching me the importance of perseverance
  • For those sports teams I followed that didn't win a championship, for emphasizing that life goes on if you don't win and there's always next year
  • For those women who just weren't that into me, for reminding me to direct my attention to those women who were

Happy Thanksgiving.