Monday, November 7, 2011
30 Days of Gratitude: Day Seven
I am grateful my mother taught me that I can do hard things.
Sometimes, especially in the midst of any given trial, it's easy to wallow - to think, "Why me?", "Why now?" or "What did I do to deserve this?" And even though our trials may not be easy or seem fair or come at a covenient time, I do believe that they provide us opportunity for growth and development. I know I've said it before, but I truly believe that while I do not have to let my trials DEfine me, they most certainly help to REfine me.
Sometimes, our trials may seem near impossible to get through. But, then, once we've been tenacious and survived, we can look back and feel a sense of strength in all they we have overcome. I look back on the past 10 years of my life. In many cases I never could have imagined the trials which awaited me. However, I do feel blessed that I was able to endure and that even though she's not here, I'd often hear my mother's voice reminding me that I can do hard things, that I will be okay and that things always have a way of working out.
I believe this outlook specifically can lend to the synergy of a positive outcome. In essence, for people who believe that things will eventually work out, things eventually do.
I am grateful for this belief instilled in me at such an early age, that I can do hard things.