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Arlene Walker: Ladies Give Thanks

Arlene Walker: Ladies Give Thanks
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Give Thanks to the guy that broke your heart…He made you stronger.

Give Thanks to the guy that picked you up late from work with his friends *in your car*….He made you stronger too.

Give Thanks to the guy that sexed you and never called you again…He made you stronger.

Give Thanks to the guy that cheated on you…He made you stronger.

Give Thanks to the parent in your life that rarely gave you their attention…They made you stronger.

Give Thanks to the best friend that slept with your boyfriend…She made you stronger.

Am I making my point?

Every situation has a positive point to it. We may not see it while we are in the situation, but it is there. The sooner we find it the sooner we feel better about ourselves and others. The positive point is that there is something in every situation that leaves us with a valuable lesson learned.

That same guy that broke your heart allowed you to see your true worth. He gave you the ability to walk away immediately when you see that things aren’t right. He showed you bad things that gave you the ability to have appreciation for the good when they come your way.

Still with me? Let me know if I need to elaborate. 

Now, Take a moment to reflect on the hurts of your past. Take note of the lessons you have learned. Count those lessons as blessings. Forgive others and yourself if you haven’t already done so. Smile at yourself because you have just done something that some people never accomplish. :) 

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  • corhinn
    on

    this would be such a great topic for empowering women from a man’s perspective!!

  • Jamie
    on

    Its inspiring already. Sometimes we are stuck in situations and we don’t understand. We question ourselves and God by saying “Why me?” Every situation or trial comes out a better understanding and a lesson learned. This was great Arlene! Thank you!

  • Arlene
    on

    Thank You for your comments corhinn and Jamie…I believe this to be one of those things that we know, but fail to remember when we are in the mix of our emotions. We all need a friendly reminder from time to time. :)

  • SM
    on

    YOU ARE RIGHT ON ALL COUNTS ARLENE. It’s easier to go through life when we focus on the positive out of each situation. While it’s a normal human reaction to be saddened of depressed by certain events, eventually we have to learn to take what we an from those events and move on. If someone hurt you badly, think of the signs you avoided, characteristics that now stand out as indicators that this person had impure motive and make sure next time you encounter someone with those traits, you walk away. Even regular unfortunate events (outside our relationships) help make us stronger. Instead of always complaining abut only working 25hrs/wk at you part-time job, take initiative and ask your boss for more hours. It’s just human nature to break or strengthen. There is a positive for every negative.

  • lynnaima
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    It’s good to give thanks but let’s not fool ourselves to believe that others can make us stronger….strenght comes from within. It is my/our responses to circumstances that matter and make me/us who I/we am/are. I would not thank anyone who willingly sought out to hurt me but I will be thankful for the lessons, that will be masochism at its best.

    Nice reading you Ms. W

  • Arlene
    on

    Thanks SM :)

    Lynnaima Thanks for your point of view. I say it is a matter of how the individual views each situation. Personally, I do give “Thanks” to the people that have hurt me as my method of forgiveness to them to avoid my holding grudges. Without the forgiveness, I live in misery thinking of the situation versus taking lessons from the situation. After years of trial and error this is the method that works for me. What works for me may not be what works for the next person.

  • AUJASTAR
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    WELL ARLENE AFTER READING YOUR BLOG ENTRY, I REALIZE THAT YOU ARE GETTING IT. IT’S AMAZING HOW LIFE’S SITUATIONS TEAR US DOWN. SOMETIMES BECAUSE WE EITHER DON’T HAVE THE ABILITY TO STOP THEM, AND OTHER TIMES BECAUSE WE LET THEM. IT’S SORT OF A SELF LOATHING THAT WE GO THROUGH IN GROWING, IN LIFE AND IN SPIRIT. I TOO AM A PERSON THAT COUNTS MY BLESSINGS IN WHATEVER FORM THEY COME IN. I THANK GOD FOR THE BLESSINGS AND THE LESSONS. EITHER WAY A PERSON COMES OUT STRONGER THAN WHAT THEY WERE WHEN THEY WENT INTO THE SITUATION. AT TIMES WE FORGET WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO OUR GROWTH AND GRAB HOLD OF THE THINGS THAT WERE PUT IN PLACE TO DESTROY US. SO THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT WITH PEOPLE. YOU MAY HAVE VERY WELL, OPENED UP THE POSSIBILITY OF SOMEONE TAKING YOUR ADVICE AS A TOOL TO HELP THEM TO LET GO OF BLAME…….YOU HAVE INSPIRED ONE OR MANY WITH YOUR INSIGHT. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU WITH WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT…..HUGZZZZZZ

  • Arlene
    on

    Thanks Auja

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