I’ve realized that there is a lot in my life to be grateful for that I hadn’t thought about in a while. Things that I didn’t always have, opportunities that have come or passed or been taken or lost. There are too many to name in one post, because as soon as I hit ‘publish’ I will think of more. Every time.
Today, I will name one thing that I didn’t have that I have now for which I am grateful:
I am grateful for perspective and the ability to learn from the past, something that I lacked for a great deal of my life thus far.
There are times when I look back at who I was before and the decisions that I have made and I want to go back in time just so I can smack myself, but the truth is, I wouldn’t be who I was without those mistakes and screw ups.
I wouldn’t be me.
And though I regret things, I would not change them, because they are a part of who I am and who I have become.
Check out the original Thankful Thursday.