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November 21, 2016

Shitstorms, Heartbreakers, Gossipmongers, & Thanksgiving



Thanksgiving is in a couple of days and everyone here in the US are gearing for the long weekend in some shape or form whether it's planning The Meal, long weekend somewhere, working overtime for that extra cash, or just stay-cationing. 

A few of you have posted your Gratitude posts and for sure it reinforced and reminded me of all the things I'm thankful for: family, friends, job, blessings, etc. 

Then I saw this YouTube video that had me rethinking my list. It basically said that if anything, we should also be thankful for our bad breaks.

So I hereby declare my unending gratitude:
  • To everyone who said NO to me in pursuit of my dreams, you forced me to dig my heels, get creative, and go after it harder.
  • To all the dudes who broke my heart, you showed me that I deserve better and with each heartbreak, you carved my heart into something that can love deeper and focused on the essentials versus the superficials. 
  • To all the gossipmongers, you taught me how to be thick skinned. I also realized that happy people don't have time to plot and bring someone down, only the miserable ones do this.
  • To my friends and family that I've lost, you taught me to seize every opportunity to tell the ones who are still around how much I love and appreciate them. 
  • To all the bad breaks that I got, you strengthened my faith, forced me to be optimistic, self-improve, and look for the learning points on each experience. 
  • To plans that went awry, all of it taught me patience, humility, and most important of all, gratitude. 
It's been my goal this year to stay positive. It's been a challenge especially when you're in the middle of a shitstorm, but worrying isn't going to make things better. I still have ways to go, more lessons and tips to learn on how to master "Giving Zero Fucks", but I'm getting there. I'm not referring to apathy btw, but to let the bad breaks roll off my shoulders because, like everything else, it too shall pass. 

I hope y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and even if you're not celebrating, I hope the week will do right by you.







Talk Supe


23 comments:

  1. Well said and I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. So much harder to be thankful for everything both the bad breaks and the good, but there is truth to the 'what doesn't kill us makes us stronger'. I never used to be particularly thankful for good health until that was something I couldn't count on just as having regular employment is now something of a blessing and so much more.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Braine this is a wonderful, fabulous post. What a great idea. I'm grateful for all my blogger sisters like you!!!!! Love you! Happy Turkey Day!
    xo
    deb

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  4. Yes to the give zero fucks, because once you achieve that you'll seriously be so much happier. <3

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  5. Bravo. I always asks myself if whatever shit storm I am in will mean anything a year from now. If the answer is no, I grab my boots and march on. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  6. Have a happy thanksgiving! It's a nice list, different too. take care

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  7. Hell yeah! My husband is really good at not worrying about things he can't control and I've really learned to be more like him over the years. You can't control other people - just your reactions to them. I try to live by that.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  8. This is such an inspirational post, sis! Kudos for trying to stay positive! It's definitely not easy and something I've always struggled with, but you can do it! Happy Thanksgivign! ♥

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  9. I have this meme pic of a cat sprawled on the carpet belly up and arms thrown over it's head and it's like i have this many fucks to give. It makes me laugh every time. I try to let the bad stuff just roll off my shoulders. Not always easy but I try not to dwell.

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  10. Great post Braine. It is easy to forget how bad things do make things better. It is something I learned pretty early. My father died when I was eight. Even as hard as that was, I wouldn't be the person I am today if he had lived. So I look at that as my silver lining. Happy Thanksgiving.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  11. Ya know, that's a great way to look at the negative things that happen in life. I'm definitely in the middle of my "stay-cation". I had a friend drive down for Thanksgiving and she just left. I don't plan to do anything but veg out, eat leftover, decorate for Christmas, and catch up on some reading. Oh and get a jump on my bookstagram account. I just started that and I'm in serious need of sitting down and getting stuff done over there.

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  12. I love this post so so much! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  13. Love, love, love this post! Whoever hurt you should be ashamed of themselves, and I'm glad you go through it. Sometimes all the negativity can be super exhausting, but I'm glad you've figured out the perfect way to deal. I'm taking a page out of your book, for sure and sending HUGE Hugs if thanks and appreciation! RO

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  14. Yes, Braine!! *applauds* you are so right! The hardships, and how we deal with them, shape us. They also make us appreciate the good and easier times so much more!
    Awesome post.
    Lots of love and hugs.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  15. Great attitude, and it is good to think about the bad things or things that went wrong. It led you to where you are now.

    Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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  16. I hope you enjoyed your thanksgiving Braine. This was a much more creative list to the traditional one and I loved that you embraced the negative because it does shape you as a person, and not always for the worse, but helps you to become someone better.

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  17. Thankful for you, Braine! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  18. This is awesome! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  19. I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, Braine. I love this post. I really do. It's both the good and the bad that we experience which shapes us into who we are. And YOU, my dear, are pretty damn amazing! Keep growing! *mwah* <3

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  20. what a beautiful post!!! I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!!! It definitely is good to think about all the bad breaks too...it makes you appreciate more.

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  21. Love the post! I like the spin on things that weren't good, that made you a better person! Good one Braine!

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