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let your dream become your passion – My leap Of Faith

Gratitude for the good and bad



Today I am filled with so much gratitude – gratitude for the path I am walking.

When I think of the word gratitude to me it means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given.

True Gratitude happened for me, when I truly accepted and learnt to appreciate the road I have traveled, I found acceptance and gratitude not only in the good times but the sad and dark times too.

This is what I have realized – I had to walk that path as hard as my life has been, that is the path I chose.  The best part is – I had to walk that path with the heartache all the pain and all the sorrows to become the person I am today.

I had to make some really tough decision this year, walking away from my marriage was not an easy decision, looking back now, I can truthfully say,  it was actually the first time in my life that I was actually honest with myself and actually doing something for me.   I have been a people pleaser my entire life and probably why I have always felt unfulfilled and that there was something missing.   I have always put other people’s needs before my own, sadly by doing that, I had lost my Identity.

As part of the process, I have had to re discover myself, find out who I really was, that has been hard and emotional but at the same time unbelievable and magical.

The outcome has been self-acceptance.  This happened only after I discovered my truth and authentic self.  There comes a time in life we need to just stop, stop and become honest with ourselves, I had to reevaluate my life and make huge changes.  I am so grateful for courage and strength through God’s Grace, this was possible.

I choose to live a conscious life now.  I am more aware now, of the signs that the universe sends me.  I choose to see them as gifts that are sent to me, they are plentiful.  I believe, we all get sent them, thing is it’s up to us to acknowledge and accept them.

Real gratitude can only come from a place of love and appreciation for the moments past and present – for the stories, lessons learnt or place and people who have touched our being in such a way that, that feeling is all and only love.

Love for them and love for my life.gratitude


Author: WendyC

I am South African - recently started my own business, taking a leap of faith to be so brave, uplifting the people around me by sharing my life story, is why i have decided to blog. I hope to encourage, inspire and connect with others who are on a similar journey

3 thoughts on “Gratitude for the good and bad

  1. Wow! Your post really touched me deeply. I never talk or write about my feeling regarding my divorce, at least not in a direct way. I’ve done it before, or at least tried to, but then thanks to the reactions that made me feel like it was a sin choosing for myself, I decided to avoid that topic. Being myself was the biggest gift I got from my decision. Thank you very much for sharing your strong and beautiful story. Big respect for that. Have a wonderful weekend!! 🙂

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  2. Dear Nadyess, Reading your comment on my latest blog entry was so heartfelt. Thank you so much for taking the time to read it, as well as comment. I will be honest and say that it took me a lot of courage to actually put that sentence in, some days I’m braver than others. I have only recently discovered that baring my soul and getting vulnerable are scary, yet those are the times I have grown the most. I still have a long way to go on this journey, going gently and taking baby steps, yet I know one thing for certain, when I read a comment like your wrote, I know every fear, tear and personal story I share with all of you is worth it, that for me is rewarding, knowing my story has touched someone else life. May you be blessed Nadyess, sending you hugs and so much love, Warm Regards Wendy


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