I am not perfect. The life I have crafted for myself is not perfect, but there are beautiful things and people in it. I am thankful for the friends and events that have lit my path in life, and also for the trials and mistakes that shaped the man I was to become. There have been dark times aplenty, but each one of them helped teach me how to see in the dark.
There are many things for which I could be bitter and resentful, things I would change if I could. But those things are simply Life. They are the things we all must endure.
Happiness in life is not an equation. Blessings and trials are not things to be balanced on a ledger.
Happiness is choosing to place more value on the blessings.
And for my blessings, I am thankful.