Dear Younger Me,
Say thank you. You were taught growing up to say thank you for the gifts you don’t like - how much more do you say thank you for the gifts you do! Similarly, God will allow circumstances in your life that you really don’t like, but you will thank Him for those when you realize that God uses all the hard stuff for His glory and to grow you. And God gives you so many beautiful and lovely gifts you should celebrate all the more!
Thank Him for your people – all the loved ones who champion you. Thank Him for the celebrations of finished work. Thank Him for a weekend of love and laughter. Thank Him for His faithfulness when you take a moment to look back at your life. Thank Him for the beauty of His creation in a sunset. Thank Him for love you could never have imagined. Remember Psalm 113:3, “From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.”
You are blessed.