People usually thank God for granting their wishes and for making their dreams come true.
For succeeding in something or for achieving their long wanted goals.
However, I’m not here to talk about those things. I’m here to thank Him for everything He didn’t give me, for all the people He’s taken away from me, for all the obstacles, and for all the things He didn’t grant me.
Now I finally see that everything in this life makes perfect sense and that it all happens for a reason.
Now I see that many times, I was actually saved from the things and people who weren’t meant to be, even though at first, I thought losing them was the worst thing that could happen to me.
Because if my life didn’t go exactly the way it did, I wouldn’t have become the person I am today.
I would have never known what I know today and I wouldn’t have had the chance to learn all the valuable and harsh lessons I did.
So, dear God, thank You.
Thank You for all the things and people I’ve lost. For all the people who walked away on me, for those who abandoned and hurt me.
For all those friendships and romantic relationships that ended.
Because if that hadn’t happened, I would have never found the right ones nor appreciated them the way I do now.
I would have never known that not everyone means well and that there exist people who want to take advantage of my vulnerable heart.
I would’ve never learned not to give my entire self to just about anyone who enters my life.
I wouldn’t have had the chance to meet the people who are worthy of having a place beside me.
Thank You for all the tears and sleepless nights. Thank you for giving me a chance to meet my true self, and to grow as a person and as a woman.
Thank You for all the rejections. Thank You for teaching me that I should never change to suit someone and that I have to accept myself, just the way I am and the way you made me.
Thank You for all the toxic people who tried to put me down.
Because if it weren’t for them, I would have never managed to build my confidence nor learned not to rely on other people’s opinion.
Thank You for all the missed opportunities.
Thank You for all the times You knew something wasn’t right for me, even though I wanted it with my entire heart.
For all the times You changed the direction of my life for the better, even though I wasn’t aware of it at the given moment.
Thank You for all of my heartbreaks, for teaching me that I should never settle for less than I deserve.
For giving me patience to wait for You to send me a man who is meant to be mine.
A man who will see my worth and one who will give me all the love I deserve in return.
Thank You for all the stepping stones along the way. For all the challenges and obstacles. For all the failures that helped me appreciate my successes more.
Thank You for showing me that I have what it takes to survive whatever life throws at me. That I am way more powerful and courageous than I thought.
For showing me that I have the strength needed to go forward, despite the force that’s bringing me down.
Thank You for giving me faith in You and for never giving up on me. For making me believe in myself.
For making me realize that I can do whatever I want, as long as I have You on my side. For showing me that nothing is impossible.
Thank You for always knowing better than me.
For giving me a chance to learn from my mistakes and become the strong woman I am today.
For showing me that You always have a plan and the perfect timing.
For showing me that there is something good in every bad situation, even when I don’t see it, and for showing me that everything happens for a bigger cause and with a purpose I’m not always aware of.
Thank You for all the closed doors and for all the times you saved me from myself.