It’s better to stay single than to marry the wrong person.
Disclaimer: the following is an excerpt from The Single Woman by Mandy Hale. I’ve been reading it for the last week or so and it’s an amazing book! Check it out.
The Single Woman’s Prayer – by Mandy Hale
Thank You for loving me enough to not always answer my prayers in the way that I ask.
Thank You for teaching me that flying solo can create the strongest wings and that being a brave single girl is a beautiful thing.
Thank You for reminding me through my earthly father what a protective covering should really be and giving me vision when I am blind and can’t seem to see what’s not good for me.
Thank You for showing me when I’m settling. And when I ignore You, thank You for meddling.
Thank You for sending me guys who didn’t love me enough; they reminded me of what I’m worthy of. Thank You for standing back and allowing me to make my own mistakes and to find my own way. And when I crashed and burned because it was the only way for me to learn, thanks for not saying “I told you so.”
Thank You for holding my hand, even if I can’t feel it. Thank You for collecting the pieces of my broken heart, when I’m powerless to heal it. Thank You for being my strength, when I can’t be it. Thank You for guiding my path, when it’s dark and I can’t see it.
Most of all, thank You for loving me enough to keep me to Yourself a little longer and for using my weakness to make others stronger.
I looked at everyone and wondered where they came from, and who they missed, and what they were sorry for.
-Jonathan Safran Foer Extermely Loud and Incredibly Close
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that when people say they’re tired, they don’t always mean the sleepy kind.” – unknown