Yesterday I experienced a series of disappointments. In fact, I will go so far as to say I got very disheartened. The abundance that I had felt was going to be pouring in seemed to be blocked at every angle I had anticipated the flow. And within that an internal struggle began. My training and life experience has taught me that when I feel disappointment it is due to having an attachment to the outcome of a situation in one specific way. While Spirit hears our desires and intentions there are often other ways to reach the same outcome. Even in knowing this, though, I found myself disappointed and frustrated and struggling with gratitude within those situations. The best I could do in that moment was reflect again on how grateful I was for my loving partner, my sweet and playful pups, and my ability to continue on despite these apparent setbacks. But as my boyfriend "interviewed" Rey of Gratitude a funny thing happened. As soon as I triggered my heart into that coach mode, I had some great insights to tell myself. Situations are neutral, neither positive or negative until we give them that label. And the label is a choice that we make depending on what perspective we choose to view it under. I was choosing to view it as negative because it was not fitting to my intended outcome and yet if I look back the outcome in hindsight is always just as it should be. Armed with this reminder I got some sleep and now with some distance between me and that disappointment I can see that abundance was flowing yesterday, just in other ways. I received many blessings yesterday for which to be grateful and woke to more today. I'm grateful to have had a reminder in expectations. I'm grateful for the ways I have learned to accept abundance. I'm grateful to connect with a fellow professional and see another side of this work. I'm grateful to not give up and yet to know my limits. I'm grateful to listen to my heart. And I'm grateful to sit with and honor the fears that came up. Yesterday was a teaching day. Today is a day to return to my heart. How do you release your disappointments? How do you find gratitude on the days that do not go your way? Can you see gratitude in the situations that were originally disappointed? May today be filled with genuine smiles, hugs, and sunshine. May today's lessons be easily learned. Thank you for following my gratitude blog. Each day is a new experience, a new journey, and a new lesson. I'm so grateful to "talk it out" with you. Have a beautiful day!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.