Hopefully we remember to give thanks for the good every day instead of taking it for granted.
It’s easy to be grateful for the good things in life, though.
What about gratitude for lessons learned?
After all, it is through tough times, failures and diversity that we grow.
Today, take time to acknowledge and celebrate the times you lifted yourself up. The times you met diversity face-to-face and prevailed. Give yourself credit for making it through. No matter how messy the journey, you emerged on the other side wiser, more empathetic, stronger and still standing.
Everyone encounters trials. The key is how you handle the bumps and detours along the road.
You have a choice. You either fall victim to or rise above your circumstances.
Rising above doesn’t mean you handle everything with grace and perfection. It means you made it through, learned a lesson and are willing to move forward.
You see the most important story is the one you believe and how you frame that story makes all the difference.
Every story has many sides:
• the facts
• what we think happened
• what others think happened
• what we think it means - the stories we tell ourselves about what, how and why it happened
• how we choose to remember what happened - victory, lesson, tragedy, etc.
When we are able to step back and look at what happened from a different perspective, we are able to re-solve the story by re-membering the pieces and re-write the True story.
As we count our blessings, let’s add a dose of gratitude for the multiple lessons we’ve sowed, reaped and harvested.
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