My boys found the storm amusing…for about 20 minutes. After realizing electronic devices do not work without electricity, they renamed her Mean Irene.
Driving around power lines that are down, passing houses with roofs caved in, and turning back when an enormous tree blocked the road….I know in my heart how very lucky we are.
Hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis have been ravaging the world these last few years. What we experienced was simply a big wind in comparison. Very fortunate indeed.
When faced with one of life’s tests, it can be challenging to turn and look at it from a different direction. But viewing the problem from another person’s perspective, or your future perspective, or with an eye for how it will benefit you or others in the long run…can completely turn your attitude around. It can be the starting point of finding the solution. Or at the very least enjoying the process more.
Right now I am grateful for this Grande Mocha Latte, the sun in the sky, sweet little men, and simply the ability to breathe and out.
What are you grateful for in this moment?
Action Step: Take a look at a problem you are currently facing (just choose one for now). Write down any benefits this challenge may have for you now and in the future. Add the perspective of others that are involved. List any and all (no matter how ridiculous they may seem) potential solutions. Go away. Then a few hours or a day later go back to the list and add anything you may have missed. Take a deep breath and decide if anything you’ve written can you help you solve or better handle the situation.
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