Gratitude for the challenges!
I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.” James Cash Penney, 1875-1971, Founder of J.C. Penney Stores
This is kind of a hard one to swallow, especially if you are going through the problem as we speak. Let me be the first to say that it is in the discomfort of life that we truly get to know who we are and what we are made of. If we went through life never experiencing heartache and challenges, how would we ever get the chance to call ourselves a survivor. Still facing challenges on a daily basis, knowing that I have been at low points before and learned incredible messages that have pulled me through, not only gives me great material for a good memoir but also gives me a great foundation to face challenges that will inevitably come my way. So bringing gratitude to the picture makes the process a lot easier because we get to appreciate what has already happened in our lives. With this attitude, we also get the chance to appreciate the experience of seeing ourselves transform from victim to spiritual warrior! It is a true test of the human spirit where we can take the lesson of a difficult experience that life throws our way and learn to make our journey into something even more beautiful than if it never happened! Instead of withering, we get to grow, move forward and meet life with love and compassion from the wound. To my fellow warriors, thank you for a job well done!