you've been through.
You needed the lessons."
But as time goes on, I've grown to appreciate more of my experiences. the good and the not-so-good. While not all of them bring back the pleasantest of memories, they do bring reminders, ones of strength, gratitude,hope, determination, love, and faith. These things are invaluable and to despise the lesser than lovely experiences would be to disregard everything they've gifted me. They've taught me to look beyond the surface of the water and the clouds in the sky and realize there is more than one side to every story and that each relationship you have is unique and different as the people you have them with. Nothing can be taken for granted and everything matters. For this, I am grateful for everything I've experienced because it has taught to appreciate everything I have today.