You’re working on living in gratitude. Then one of THOSE days happens. You know, those days when it seems absolutely impossible to get even close to a positive place. There is certainly nothing good about that day. Maybe there is nothing good about that month, that year, this life even. What in the world is there to be thankful for today? Everything quite simply SUCKS! Really, what’s the point? We’ve all had these kinds of days more than once to be sure.
I’ve crossed paths with multiple sources that tell us there are wonderful blessings and things to be thankful for even in those really sucky days.
So, let’s see. Instead of ignoring and stuffing the negative, angry, hurt and lonely feelings I’ll sit with these feelings. Listen to these feelings. What is the truth about these feelings? Where are they coming from? What are they telling me? This is not easy. In order to do this you actually have to feel the feelings. Something I think many of us are not very comfortable with. As much as I thought I was comfortable with it, I’m really not.
Then, quietly, there it is. A revelation. A flicker of clarity. A morsel of understanding from where it’s all coming. Even a glimpse of how to move forward and out of those feelings. All easily missed if you’re not listening.
So THAT is what I am thankful for today. The realizations, the understandings, the clarity in the midst of the chaos of feelings. The feelings that become the teachers if you let them.
Thank you teachers.