Thankful. I started to think and think about everything that this year has unfolded and to be honest this has been the hardest year of my life in so many different aspects and many times I wondered if I’d make it out of my circumstance and I let my circumstance define me. I allowed my situation to call me a failure and I let it drain out my hope. It took time but I finally realized that I have so much to live for; that the best stories and the best things come from people who overcame struggles. I’m thankful that I made it out. I’m thankful that God reminded me that my worth and my soul is not defined by my circumstance or by what people think or say I can or cannot be. I’m defined by God, and I’m so thankful because God breaks all the borders and all the limits that everyone else and even I put on myself. God can make something beautiful out of a mess like me and I’m so thankful for that. I’m so thankful for my family for always being the support and source of strength when I’m running dry. I’m thankful for all the resources I’m blessed enough to have while others aren’t so lucky. I’m so thankful for life. For the opportunity that I have to live and breathe and I’m so glad that I can feel that again. For too long I felt my life had no purpose and my best days were behind me, I felt alone and unimportant. If you ever feel that then I’ll tell you right now do not feed that lie. You’re important, you’re needed, and you’re a light and don’t let anyone or anything dim that light. I’m thankful for you.

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