Thank Everybody from your Past


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By Stuart Young



Take the opportunity today to thank everybody from your past because of where you are today and where you will be tomorrow.


You do realize that everything that has ever happened to you, good or bad, has brought you to where you are today. You may be in a great place right now, so think if any tiny little thing in your past were different it would have changed your trajectory and you may well be in a very different place right now rather than where you are. All those not so good places were necessary in order for you to be here.


If you’re not in such a great place just realise that you are in one of those not so good places that will lead you to the great place later. So appreciate it for what it is. Why only appreciate it later? Thank everything and everybody from your past for helping to get you here. Thank ‘here’ for being part of the journey that’s going to get you ‘there’ in the future.



About the Author: Stuart Young writes his thoughts on his blog How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time. He  launched his book on this topic in May 2012 and has since helped people change their lives. Click here  to get your copy now! He is also one of the authors of the book, “The Best Inspirational Storie I Ever Read: Guide to a Purposeful Life”.



  1. Harold Millet says:

    Stu thanks for this opportunity that we will also able to thank them!
    Thanks mom and dad, to my sisters, to my real and true friends, to my relatives and families, to my mentors and coaches, to my students, to everyone who believed and did not believe in me and put me where i am right now, thank you! And most esp. to Our Lord God! I love you all!

  2. Stuartart says:

    Nice one Harold. One of the people I thank often is my old boss. He was a pain in the (you know what!). But if he had been a little nicer, made things a little more comfortable – I’d probably be in that dead end job to this day. Thankfully he pushed me to breaking point, and my life changed for the better because of it. :)

    • Buena says:

      have met personalities like those,too, Stu! i’d like to think they’ve been meant to be there along our life paths, designed to present the good and the bad and the difference between the two. God, the source of our beautiful responses, enables us to see them as polishers of our rough edges, refiners of our character! whatever is- you are right we should be thankful about them, and to ourselves too- for getting the best points of our meeting! ;)

  3. Buena says:

    very true Stu- “Why only appreciate it later?” Express that joy-giving THANKS now! :)

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