Dear people who have made my path more difficult,
I thank you because every challenge you presented led me to a lesson I needed from within. I thank you for questioning who I was and am, so that I could more clearly learn that for myself. I thank you for the roadblocks because sometimes I was taking a wrong turn and other times I needed the hurdle to show me how much I wanted to get where I was going.
For every person who has spoken an unkind word, thank you. Thank you for helping me remember who I was, am and wish to be. Thank you for reminding me why I don’t change. Thank you for setting a boundary of where I will not go and who I will not become.
For every person who has used me or abused me, thank you. Thank you for pushing me to find my inner voice. Thank you for allowing me to make choices that led me into difficult times. Thank you because it has taught me to think more before making my choices and be more cautious.
For every person who has borrowed and never paid me back, thank you. Thank you for teaching me that giving is it’s own reward. Thank you for reminding me that not everyone does the right thing. And thank you for the struggles I endured because I loaned out money, it has taught me to never loan what I cannot afford to give away.
Today I write this thank you to every unkind, difficult, challenging, and misguided person who I have crossed paths with. Almost every time what you have said or done has led me to something more wonderful down the road or a lesson I needed to learn. I am grateful every day for so many things, but just for today I wanted to say thank you to those who I generally don’t think about at all anymore.
Oh yes, and thank you to the completely crazy (I mean bat-sh** crazy) people who have come into my life and have since been dismissed. I may not have chosen to continue walking down the padded halls with you, but do not think you have been forgotten because your time in my life was extremely valuable to me as well. You taught me not to judge a book by it’s cover (because you looked so normal). You taught me how to walk away. You, most of all, were precious gifts in my life. (gifts I returned and won’t accept back, but gifts nonetheless)
this post was inspired by …… “A Thank You Letter to The A-Holes, The Kind Ones & The Ones in Between.“