I Have So Much to be Thankful For This Year
I am so thankful for every one of you for following me, for cheering me on on my journey, for helping me through what has been the hardest year of my life. And some people might say like, “What the heck are you thankful for? You have had a terrible year” I had a miscarriage, emotionally that was extremely extremely difficult for me. I left a dog rescue that I had given 5 years of my life to and some of you might say like, “That’s not a big deal.” But I had given so much to them and the way that I was treated in the end just absolutely crushed me. Our union went on strike at work and I worked about 90 hours a week for 7 weeks and I had a total of 3 days off.?
And just 2 months after that strike ended, I had this horrific accident where I nearly lost my life. And you would think that this year would just be year that I was down in the dumps. And felt terrible all the time. And I am not gonna lie to you some days it is hard to get out of bed, right? It is hard to say like “I am gonna conquer this day”. But I am SO THANKFUL for what I have.
I am most thankful that I have my life, right? Like that I am physically hear and able to talk to you guys which was not a given. They were not sure if I was gonna make it. They were not sure if I was gonna have brain damage. They were not sure if I was ever gonna walk again. And I am doing all of those things. So, I am so incredibly thankful for this year of growing and learning and doing and that things haven’t been easy for me.
But sometimes I think when things are the hardest it makes you a better person, right? I don’t know if you guys agree with that. Sometimes the hardest times in our life shape us into the best person that we can possible be which is not something that I would have ever thought to be possible, right? You always think like that was a terrible time in my life and I wanna never think about it again. And I am not saying I wanna go back in the past and relive all of this horrible year but I am thankful for what it has done for me as a person and how I have come out of this BETTER than I went in. And it makes it look forward to 2017 but not ungrateful for all the hardships of 2016 which has been my worst year by far. No questions asked, right? Even probably without this traumatic accident, it was a very bad year, right? With the other 3 things that happened to me throughout the year but with this traumatic?accident it was just sort of the icing on the cake.
So, I hope that you guys will be thankful for what you have today and thankful for those hardships that test you and are trying; because, honestly in the long run that is what’s gonna shape and to be the best person you can possible be. I feel as though I am the best person I have ever been in my entire life and I am gonna continue on this upward momentum because I am gonna make 2017 ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.