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Don't be thankful for bad things

paul martinelli suffering Aug 20, 2019

Have you heard the idea that you should be thankful for EVERYTHING in your life, good or bad?

I would beg to differ!

I don’t think we should be thankful for, and celebrate, bad things that happen in our lives.

I think back over my life, and I go back to my childhood.

I grew up at 430 Coolidge Ave. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


 430 Coolidge Ave. was a terrible place to live. It was a scary place to live. It was a place of nightmares.

You see, I grew up a child of abuse at the hands of my mother – terrible physical and emotional abuse. I don’t tell this story often. But if you’ve been to my Turning Point seminar, you would have heard more about it there, as I teach what I’ve learned about the process of forgiveness.

I’ll spare you the gory details, but suffice it to say I got out of there as soon as I possibly could.

I don’t think anyone can truly understand the effect of abuse unless you have gone through it yourself. But it...

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