I came across this this quote last night as I was laying in bed trying to figure out a way to get everything I needed to do done. Life has been nothing short of complicated for me lately as we gear up for the holiday madness and I work on balancing all of my obligations.
"Be thankful for the bad things in life for they open your eyes to the good things you weren't paying attention to before."
This. A quote that may not mean much to some but means a whole hell of a lot to me.
From the outside we always appear to have it all together. The perfect home. The perfect job. The perfect kids. The perfect life. But the truth is in the rawest moments, there are very few, if any, that have actually accomplished this persona.
My life has been nothing short of "bad" things but every single one has turned into something beautiful. Sometimes it takes several years to actually see that beauty. But it's there. Waiting to shine. Waiting for you to see how amazing it can all be.
Many people don't believe that everything happens for a reason, but I do. I'm not always sure about the reason or confident in where it's going, but in my life it's always led me to something incredible. In the times life was downright awful, I made it. In the times I doubted myself, I somehow pulled through. Every time I wanted to throw the towel in and give up, I didn't. I kept going even if my direction changed. But none of these things would be possible without drive and commitment. If we sit down and have a pity party nothing changes. YOU make that change in your life and you can direct yourself wherever you believe you can go. You just have to stop and listen. Be reflective and let go of the doubt that may be holding you back.
So this holiday season, as we sit down tomorrow with family and friends, be incredibly grateful and attentive to all of the good things you may have not been paying attention to before. It's there. I promise.
From our Family to Yours we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
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