I realize now that things are never as bad as they seem. I recognize how easy it is to allow a negative circumstance to break me, so I deliberately think of my blessings in challenging situations to turn my focus to positive solutions.
My blessings, even in hard times, are all around me. I feel lucky to be encompassed by positive people, experiences and feelings. These positives make every trial worthwhile because I know at the end of it all, the healing begins.
When I take a step back and look at the outcome of a situation, I stop to consider how it could actually be worse. I acknowledge the fact that I am spared much of the hardship that others around me in similar situations experience.
How I deal with issues is a positive example for others who feel hopeless in their own circumstances. When I overcome challenges, I create a lesson in perseverance in the midst of obstacles.
I am happy that I am able to help my family and friends overcome adversity with the belief that there is hope in the worst of situations.
Today, I feel blessed that silver linings are a part of my reality. Blessings come in different forms, and I am confident that they are forthcoming regardless of the situation I may be faced with.
1. Do I stop to consider the small blessings I receive?
2. How can I help others to look at the bright side of a circumstance?
3. Do I spend enough time giving testimonies about my blessings?