I want to wish everyone a Happy Post-Thanksgiving…I am a little late on it since I was busy with Thanksgiving yesterday…had to cook for a lot of people.  Anyways, I just wanted to write a post about being thankful for what God has given you and who you are.  When you are feeling down about yourself then I encourage you to come back and read this post over and over again as I think it will give you some perspective.

First, life isn’t always fair…that is the fact of life.  People are dealt different cards in life but what makes your life great is how you play those cards.  You could be dealt a tough set of cards but if you approach those cards in the right mind and perspective then you can make your life happier and more worthwhile than someone dealt a lot better set of cards than you.  God has given each one of us separate identities, thoughts, actions, personalities, etc.  That is what you must come to realize – that you are not a mistake! You are what God made you and you should be thankful for that.

When I was born with a structural form of incontinence virtually making my incontinence incurable…I could have thought God made a mistake with me but that is not the case.  God made me for a purpose and I am thankful for that.  I have managed my incontinence fine with adult diapers and I have been able to have positive effects on a lot of people I have come in contact with in regards to my experience.  When you think that you have it bad or you are going through a tough time in your life – then, think of those people that most likely have it harder than you.  I know when I am having a hard time and think my life is tough I always think of those kids you see on TV from Africa they show roaming around with no home, no food, etc.  I just think that my life could be like that where each day I am just trying to survive rather than whatever meager problem I am having.  It is how I stay positive.

If someone wants to make fun of me for having to wear diapers…OK…how is that in anyway going to harm me?  I am thankful for who I am and you should be too!  Whether you are incontinent, enjoy wearing diapers, or whatever just know that God made you a certain way and has led you to this point…how you choose to play YOUR cards is up to you on whether you want to look at it from a positive light or a negative light is up to YOU.  But, trust me when you think you have it tough – there is always someone with something worse! Always!

So, please be thankful for what you have and what God has given you both physically, mentally, and spiritually.  I am thankful for who I am and what I have become and wouldn’t change a thing!  I am thankful for the life I have.  And you should be too! You are beautiful inside and out – just know that!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone..