Thank you, Lord, for the blessing of this year which is now drawing to an end. Thank you for every dark road I've travelled, for every bump in the road, for every tear I've shed and every sorrow I've faced. Thank you for each struggle, each disappointment and each trial along the way. Thank you for the betrayal I endured, the friendship that was tainted and the courage to forgive. Thank you for every opportunity to reach out, to press in and to connect with someone who needed a connection. Thank you for giving me a heart for those on the fringes and for letting me experience what it is to be an outcast myself. Thank you for letting me be unjustly accused and for allowing me to endure and forgive. Thank you that you never give up on me and that you are teaching me to never give up on others, because-you love them as you love me. Thank you for the strength to reach out despite being shut out and to trust you for every outcome. Every heartbreak has been an opportunity and I am thankful for each one, though I would not have chosen any of them. I may fall and I may fail, but your love never will. I am grateful.