Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thankful Thursday - Lessons

“And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be.” Anne Frank

It's a fact of life - bad things happen. And they happen to everyone. Sometimes they hit early on in life, sometimes later. 

Things I learned about tough times - they really do happen to everyone at some point in life but thankfully, they don't last for ever. Maybe the most important thing - they leave their mark in a way that changes us, makes us see the world and our place in it differently. 

Bad things are life lessons, to teach, make strong, empower, create positive change. That's the way I look at it now. Before I kept questioning and asking why. Why me? 

I've listened to others, the stuff they've struggled through and overcame. Their difficult years, the tough, the lonely, their longing and sadness and pain. It seems part of the human journey although I wish it wasn't - I wish it was rainbows and sunshine all the time, no tough stuff, no unkindness, no hurt, or sickness, or broken relationships. 

Today, I'm grateful for coming through the hard things and standing stronger. And maybe the most important - learning compassion. 

Happy Thursday, Guys. 


DUTA said...

Beautiful picture and it perfecly fits the subject!
I agree with you that learning compassion is mostly important.

Launna said...

Nikki... I too wish it could be rainbows but I guess we'd never learn and grow as you stated here. I'm grateful I have become stronger and wiser from my trials too. I've learned a lot of empathy ♡♡♡

Connie said...

Everyone struggles and has problems to deal with. You're right--going through these tough times gives us more compassion for others.

Joy said...

Happy Thursday! Thanks for sharing this. Blessed my heart :)

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Yes the pic fits the post....compassion I love, wish more would have it. your right you came through hard times...and learned from it