Friday, August 19, 2011

Look For The Gift. It Is There.

I just love this quote.  It's one of my "Just Do It Everyday" tips posted on the sidebar.  Sometimes we get in touchy situations and it is just so disturbing!  And we can't even think about looking for the gift, or the blessing.  I'm in one of those times right now.

But, this is what I really believe:  No matter what is going on it our lives, no matter what is happening or how hard it is,  a gift will come out of it.  Eventually.  Maybe not today, but in time we will see the gift.

There are some people who never do...those who are chained to appearances, or reality they might say.  They refuse to look for it.  Not interested.  They'd rather just dwell on how bad it is.  Do you know anybody like that?  So frustrating.

 This week has been full of those days for me.  Everything seems to be going along fine.  Then, slam!   Everything blows up.   It's Thursday night and I feel like I've been to hell and back, key work "BACK".  I'm already beginning to see the smoke clearing and a bigger picture emerging.  I'm beginning to see the potential gift in what looks like a big mess.

 I wish this for you too.  When things are stressful and not working out according to plan, just take a deep breath.  Give it a little time.  Talk it out with someone you trust to empty yourself of the fear and other negative emotions.  Now you have room in there for some good to come in and fill the space you've created.  Even if it's a tiny crack in the issue, that's all you need to plant seeds of positivity and allow the good, and the better, to grow.

Never give up.  Always reach out.  And reach within.  If you can't yet see the gift, just allow yourself to believe there is one.  The best is yet to come.  Don't go down with a sinking ship. 


  1. I love this quote, too! So true. Find something to be grateful for. It is always there. Really. It's all in how we look at things.

  2. I totally agree. No matter how hard it is sometimes, there is always some good in the situation. It may even take time...never give up.

  3. Great quote! New GFC follower from the hop...would love for you to follow back :)

  4. A beautiful sentiment and a beautiful post! It is something we all need to be reminded of now and then. I was forced to stop working several years ago because of a health condition, and it seemed like the end of the world at the time... but I now have two beautiful children that would never have been possible if that door hadn't closed so another one could open. There's no better example of light coming out of the darkness than my two perfect little ones, who are healthy, despite the odds!

    Thanks for sharing the positive message! Oh, and I'm a new follower from the Monday hop! Congrats on being the guest co-host! Have a wonderful week!

    Smiles, Jenn


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