Thanks to the Jerks
As I’m practicing milking the good stuff (inspired by Stacy’s excellent milk maid post at Good Vibe U), I thought about all the wonderful people and circumstances that have contributed to my beautiful present day reality …
I thought about my wonderful dogs, family, friends, clients and sweeties. About all the great times and happy circumstances, gorgeous environment and beautiful things. About great helpers, supporters and resources.
And quickly realized I was leaving the most important people and things off the list.
Because we know where the good stuff really originates … it starts with all the jerks and problems and things gone wrong in our past.
We know that all our good stuff is seeded by the crap. That’s where all new desires come from – the “don’t wants,” the jerks and the problems.
So with that in mind, I hereby offer proper acknowledgement to some of the people and things I owe my wonderful life to:
- thank you, 15 extra pounds, for being so persistent in teaching me to love myself unconditionally
- thank you, dark side of corporate America, for caring more about your bottom line than employees and customers, which inspired me to do work I could be proud to put my name on
- thank you, people who didn’t “get” LOA, for inspiring me to rendezvous with those who do
- thank you, family who wasn’t always in touch, for teaching me to feel and know your love even when it wasn’t obvious
- thank you, awful lovers, for serving as catalysts to the fabulous men who followed you!
- thank you to every disconnected jerk who mistreated an animal, for leading me to the most generous and loving animal advocates I could ever meet
- thank you to every friend who betrayed, manipulated or disappeared, for bringing me Verrall and Pam and other fabulous friends
- thank you to every frustrating traffic jam and downtown concrete jungle that led me to these amazing walks in nature so close to home
- thank you to every money worry that brought on this much appreciated state of financial prosperity!
Indeed, thank you, Contrast, for all you’ve done to inspire me to a better life!
I am where I am now thanks to you.
We’ve done beautiful work together, and with that benefit of hindsight, it becomes easier to look forward to more.