Thank you – a poem? A stream of consciousness?

I’m part of a writing group called ‘Mirakee’ and every day, a challenge is set or a prompt is given. Today’s challenge was to write a thank you letter to a person or object and I decided to write a thank you letter to a handful of negative people I’ve encountered in my life thus far. 

Thank you for not wanting me because even though it took a while, it taught me the value of my own sense of self worth. You don’t want me, but I want me. Others want me, and I want to thank you for making me realise that. Your treatment of me was like a beacon of light that illuminated the truth that I had been blind to. I am worth something.

Thank you for cheating on me. It hurt at the time and, dramatic as it might sound, I wondered if I’d be better off dead…but thank you, nonetheless. I comfort ate in the wake of your betrayal and filled out the bag of bones I’d become in my late teens. You hurt me, but I’d never felt more beautiful in the months that followed.

Thank you for telling me that I was nothing special. I believed it at the time and for many years following that single statement sneered with contempt. Now, though, I see just how wrong you were. People enjoy my stories and poems. I connect with people. I make a difference and I enjoy the music, art, videos, stories and poems of my friends’, every single piece of which makes a difference. We are all something special and you made me strive to want to be something, to show you just how wrong you are.

Thank you for not giving me a job in your fancy London publishing house. You derailed my plans and dented my confidence, sure…but you gave me the time to pursue my own writing and through that, I have met some incredible people and a certain someone who I want to spend the rest of my life with. Thank you deciding I wasn’t quite what your company was looking for. That decision changed my life for the good.

Thank you for the hurt. Thank you for the hate. Thank you for the rejection.

Just…thank you.

Do you have a thank you letter to share? Feel free to share it in the comments below! 

18 thoughts on “Thank you – a poem? A stream of consciousness?

  1. A thank you to some one you want to spend the rest of your life with!!!!!

    OMG!!!!!! YAS JAZZ! YESSSSSSS!

    It’s a good idea. Thank you…as a closure to all the hurt they have caused you.

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    1. Haha yeah, I’ve finally found him 😀 😀 ❤
      Exactly! I figured rather than dwelling on past hurt, I could thank the people who caused it for the lessons it taught me!

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      1. I know you don’t get how excited I am for you. I mean, I like hearing about weddings and engagements in general, and from a blogriend, that’s so coool!

        Am I permitted to ask when the wedding is? 🙈

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  2. And for every experience that might bring us to the lowest of lows, there is something to be learnt. It gets us stronger for more things to come, open doors to bigger things, and sometimes at the end, we are glad it happened.

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  3. Now THIS is how you turn the negative into something positive!
    Yes, a lot of shit happens in our lives, but in the end it’s what we do with this experience is what counts and you, my woman, are rocking it! ❤ This is wisdom and this is winning at life! 😉

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    1. Aww thank you so much! I wish I could give you an epic fist bump right now 😛 I’m so glad you understood what I was trying to do! Exactly! We can either let our bad experiences drag us down forevermore, or we can try salvage some positivity from them ❤ ❤

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      1. damn straight… I know quite a few people who after decade(s) are still cligning on to the crap that happened to them and it’s really not getting them anywhere apart from carrying that negativity and ruining their (and occasionally) someone else’s day/mood… sometimes, it truly is best just thinking things through, making the best of a bad situation and seeing the reality… at the end of the day, whoever did us wrong in the past? They don’t really think about their actions anymore… they hardly ever do, so if we continue to dwell instead of making lemonade and vodka out of lemons then they win and I’ll be damned if I ever let some eejit have that hold over me 😀

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      2. Lemonade and vodka out of lemons, I absolutely love that 😂
        It’s so true, though! The person I reference in the first section (my dad)…man, I held onto that pain for about 4 or 5 years and it just ate me up inside. What you say about the people who hurt us not thinking about their actions anymore is painfully true. My dad never thought about the pain he’d caused me, so much so that when I met him briefly some years later, he made absolutely no reference to what he’d done! That made me realize that holding onto the pain just wasn’t worth it. He’s an eejit as you’d say and I won’t let him have a hold over me! 😀

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      3. I am glad you have managed to come out on top of the situation with your dad… when a family member, especially parent, is involved in these kind of things, it definitely has a bigger/deeper impact. My brother is 40 and his real father is a very sore subject still and knowing how that man affected my sister’s and brother’s life,… eh, there’s just some things you can’t simply move on from I guess… but we can sure as hell try our level best! … ❤

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      4. Exactly, moving on isn’t always easy and the old cliche that “Time heals all wounds” isn’t always true…but like you said, we can try our best!
        I guess if one good thing came out of your brother’s relationship with his real dad, it’s he knows how to be a good father to your niece!

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    1. Thank you ❤ I know it's not always as simple as it can sound, but I do try and find a lesson or something positive from negative experiences. We can't change the past but we can be strengthened by it ❤

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