Today’s Gem of Gratitude #352

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Today I am thankful for the times when not receiving what I thought that I wanted or not experiencing what I thought that I wanted to experience turned out to be the best thing that ever could have happened. Like most of us, there have been various things that I have wanted in life – to be in a relationship with a certain person, to have a particular job, to live in a specific house, and the list goes on. In my life, thus far, I have been rather blessed to have and experience much of what I have desired, and trust me, I do not take that lightly.

However, there have also been times when I have not received the very things that I wanted or I have not experienced the very things that I wanted to experience, and in those moments, depending on the level of importance I associated with whatever it was that I wanted or wanted to experience, I experienced relevant levels of disappointment.

Thankfully, though, with God’s help and the help of many wonderful people, I have found my way past those moments of disappointment, and in many instances I even grew through them. I will admit that some of them were brutal moments and experiences, but even with those, later on I often realized that not receiving what I had originally wanted or not experiencing what I had originally wanted to experience turned out to be the best thing for me. And by not receiving what I thought that I had wanted or not experiencing what I thought that I had wanted to experience, there was room in my life for something much better than that which I had previously imagined.

It took many years and many experiences for me to come to this realization and for me to see the value in it, but now that I know of this reality there is no way that I would ever be willing to look back. So, you see, when those moments of disappointment come it is natural that they might not be enjoyable, and some of them might be down right difficult to navigate. But if we will determine within ourselves that we will hang in there and be open-mined and openhearted, we just may find that the best is yet to come. #lovebythedrop

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