I know it's weird to be grateful for the people who just plain suck, but I am. The people who are mean spirited and try to bring me down actually make me want to work harder towards my goals. I know it probably makes me petty but I really get my kicks by proving those people wrong. Here's a cheese ball saying I heard from someone "haters, you are my motivators". It's true!
Then there are the wonderful people that I come across on a day to day basis. These are the people who can make even the worst day a million times better, with their words and actions. I am forever grateful for these people because they are the people who keep me on track and help me put life in perspective. All it takes is a smile, some kind words, or a little time to listen which makes everything better. I can only hope that I can help make someones day like that.
Last night, I had two people who made a great day even better. I doubt that these two women even knew that they helped me out as much as they did. One of them was so supportive when I told her about something I plan on doing in the hopefully near future. I'll share my plans with everyone, but I'm just not ready to share with everyone just yet. Anyways, she was such a wonderful listener and very supportive, it was so great to share this with someone without feeling a complete nut job. The second said something to me over a text message last night that really helped me regroup and rethink something I was a little miffed about. It was just a simple text message but it was exactly what I needed to hear to help me shift my focus to the positive before I started to slip towards the negative and assume the worst. It's simple things like that which have such a positive impact on a person, and how can I not be grateful for that.
I am so blessed to have so many incredible people in my life.