Have you recently had a day that didn’t go as planned?
I have. Today, in fact, which is why this is posting in the afternoon instead of early morning.
Unfortunate things are a part of life. Hard things happened. There are life events that make your breath stop. There are days that make you pull your hair out.
But the sun will come out tomorrow.
Still, how can we redeem today? What about that daily gratitude journal? Is a bust? Not quite. Instead, we’re going to….
Make lemonade out of lemons.
Now that you’ve identified a recent, difficult situation, think of one positive outcome from it.
Just ONE positive outcome. The level of its impact is not significant right now. It didn’t have to be to be life-changing. It just has to have happened.
Did it reveal information you are better off knowing?
Something about you? Something about someone else?
Did it reveal a situation that needs attention?
Has it made you more self-aware?
The positives may or may not be weighty. Depending on the severity of the situation, they may not be great enough to remove the sting of the situation; however, simply acknowledging them can help soften the blow. And that’s the blessing of having a grateful heart!
Remember, there is always something to be thankful for!
Enjoy your glass of lemonade!