Finding gratitude in a situation that turns out less stellar than expected is akin to trying to see the good in a nasty person. It’s a challenge, but it’s something that has to be done. I say it in the imperative, because to do otherwise is contradictory to embracing positivity—a path that I’ve chosen to take as best as I could in every situation.
Yet, I do have my moments of distress over both mundane and serious issues. This is when being prayerful makes perfect sense, and having access to a great yoga studio pays off. During quiet minutes of breath and reflection, one can find peace and clarity.
I can’t publicly say what exactly is troubling me right now, but I know that an attitude of gratitude beats any amount of complaining, any day. Plus, if I give it time, I know it’ll all be good.