In the month of November many people like to post to different social media platforms something they are thankful for each day. I really enjoy this idea because I find it makes us take a moment to really thing about and remember to be thankful everyday! Now I am not very good about remembering to do things like that every day for a month but I thought I would try doing a week! So here is Day 1!
Today I am thankful for the people who have come into my life even if it’s for just a brief time. I have learned something from each and every person whether it be learning about myself or learning from the situation.
It has taken me some time to understand that every person enters my life and leaves my life for specific reasons and that it is up to me to determine what exactly it is that I am supposed to learn from each interaction. Some are so easy, others are more difficult and I have learned that there are some times that I have entered a persons life because they are learning from me. Talk about humbling!
I find that the difficult people in my life aren’t always there to be negative but to help me grow a certain part of my personality. When I am frustrated by a persons actions or with how they are handling a situation I have to work much harder to have the patience to sit back and find another way of handling myself with this person. It’s not easy to change the ugliest parts of ourselves and I find that when I deal with difficult people it brings out the ugliest parts of my personality but as I am learning more and more patience I am learning that these difficult people are helping me grow and change that part of me and I am thankful for that!
Then there are the amazing people in my life! These are the ones I say were put there by the grace of god. These amazing people are also having the same affect on me as the difficult people but in a different way. They make me want to be better, do better and strive for better! I admire their hearts and their patience and the ability to deal with the difficult people in their life like I wish I could. They are my guidance to changing the ugly parts of my personality and I am thankful for that!
And for the people who are learning from me I cherish your presence in my life, however long it may be, because you are the people who are essentially getting to see the better part of me that I am trying so hard to learn to be from the others in my life. I am thankful for the patience you have with me as I grow and learn and I am thankful that you believe in me enough to listen to the craziness that can come from my heart. But just remember I am thankful for that!
So to round out my day one of my week of thankful I am thankful for the people who have come into my life for however a short period of time it may be.