Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thankful for hard times.

What am I thankful for? Everything! During this time of year people ponder on the things they are thankful for. They range from family, to health, to jobs. For me I am thankful for the hard and sometimes bad things that have happened in my life.  Those dark days that looked like they would never end.  As I look back now, I thank God for these times.  I couldn't see anything positive coming out of them. But now I see so much that I learned along the way.  It taught me to appreciate the good things in my life so much more. To get over myself. It gave me a taste of my own medicine that I so much needed. I learned to see people as they truly are. Not what I wanted them to be. To see not only the bad but also the good in myself. That I am a lot stronger than I ever thought I could be. I learned to value little moments in my life.

I learned what a true man is. It's not the one that values money over all or turns woman's heads. Or the bad boy we seem to think we can change when were young. But the one that sees the beauty in us, even when we are at our worse. The one that holds us when we feel our world is falling apart around us. Whispering everything will be fine in our ear. When they really have no idea whats going on.

I thank the Lord for those hard times that have blessed my life so much.


  1. Wow! Really well said Michelle. I am very thankful for you.

  2. Good post Michelle! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  3. loved this post!! suppose this is another reason why spiritual directors recommend keeping a journal,, and recording all of those fears, troubles and anxieties...then being able to look back and see God working through our lives when we could not see it then.

  4. Hi Michelle! You're so right! It is a wonderful thing to look back and see where God's hands were and how he allowing situations to shape us into who we are today.
    Thank so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. What a truly inspiring post. I loved this! And made me think about all the hard times I've had and how much stronger they have made me also. Thank you so much for this post.

  6. Your last paragraph is so true and well spoken. I've so been there and learned that lesson the hard way. My DH is svery specail to me because he has alway seen me for who I am and tells me not to change for him; unlike every other man I've spent time on or with. If only our daughters can learn this lesson from their mothers, it will save them sooo much heart ache.