Today’s Gem of Gratitude #252


Today I am thankful for rejection. Rejection is another one of those concepts that does not generally feel good and is not usually desired. After all, people do not typically want anyone to tell them “no,” even if the person saying “no” has good reason to do so.

But I have come to realize that every single “no” that I have received, as painful and undesirable as it may have been, was a signal to me that something better was coming my way. It may not have seemed like it at the time, but at some point in time after receiving each “no” I experienced a moment of enlightenment regarding that moment of rejection – after dealing with my feelings of disappointment, frustration, and whatever else decided to pop up, I was reminded that moments of rejection are not personal reflections on me, they are merely reflections on the individuals who are doing the rejecting (assertions of their preferences, etc.).

So now, every time that I am told “no” regarding something I remind myself of what I have learned and have come to realize over the years, and I make it a point to focus on the even greater opportunities that are coming my way. When I receive a “no” it no longer stands for “not you,” but rather “not this” and “not at this time,” indicating that something greater and more worthwhile is on its way. #lovebythedrop

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