“Gratitude is the most passionate transformative force in the cosmos. If you give thanks for five gifts every day, in two months you may not look at your life in the same way as you might now.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach
Gratitude is a key to joy. Being grateful regardless of the circumstances offers us incredible freedom. It is not a matter of having rose-colored glasses or running from inevitable twists and turns, for challenges that are denied or ignored will resurface for further examination. We must face challenge assuming there is a gem to be had. Although grief, disappointment, and anger can sometimes pull us off track, if we ride the wave rather than attach to our pain, it will play itâ€™s course and guide us to the silver lining. At each choice point we can see ourselves as a victim or as one who thrives in spite of challenges.
MY SHORTCUT TODAY: Today I attune my eyes to look for the gifts even in tragic or challenging situations, confident that the blessings will reveal themselves. I embrace the wave of emotions that comes with disappointments, but know that they will pass to reveal benefits for my personal growth. I notice even small gifts, for what I focus on expands.