But, it's not always easy to be thankful for those that hurt me, for those who have walked away, for those whose hurtful words that pierce right into your heart . Do you find that true for you? It's so easy for me to get wrapped up in the hurt and pain from these types of relationships. For so long, I have let myself carry around this hurt. I let that hurt control my behavior. It wasn't until a GOOD friend (you know who you are) pointed out that I allowed myself to be continually hurt by these experiences...instead of forgiving, learning and growing. And, I am proud to say that I have done that & I am continuing to do that. And you know what I'm learning....that it is TRUE freedom. Freedom from that hurt. From that pain. From the past.
So, I am thankful for each person that has crossed my path. Each one has taught me something about myself. I am learning that I am stronger and braver than I have ever thought. Each choice that I have made, each person that I come in contact with, each experience I have had, both good and bad, has been instrumental in shaping me into the person that God wants me to be.
Thank you, friends. I will be forever grateful for you.
For Good--Kristin Chenoweth
"So much of me is made from what I learned from you.
You'll be with me, like a hand-print on my heart.