09 Nov Gratitude, Even in a Crisis
Sometimes we get blindsided by a major crisis or tragedy. It’s easy to feel like we may sink and that life is being unfair when it happens. I know this is true, because this was me just a short time ago.
This past summer, I was dealt one of those major unexpected blows.
The crisis was sent to test me, of that I am sure. I had to dig deep and tap into my fundamental belief system — the one about when a tragedy or a crisis hits, there is a reason for it, whether it is lessons to be learned, or changes to be made.
And it is because of those extraordinary lessons — and the resulting changes that we are forced to make in our lives — that we need to be grateful for the pain!
Because, as you’ll see in today’s video blog, being grateful in a tragedy is when the miracles really start to happen.
Of course, you must allow yourself time to deal with the pain and to emotionally process the situation — this is essential! But then, once you’ve had a chance to feel deeply, the time is ripe to challenge yourself to find the lesson about what changes you need to make in your life.
It is easy to be grateful when things are going well. But the time to really be grateful — and to grow — is in your time of crisis.
I’m so thankful that I’ve been given the opportunity to share this with you today. I’d love to hear what you think about this topic, so don’t hesitate to let me know what you think in the comments section below.
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Sending love and strength,