On Day 3 of 30 Days of Tessism, I just have to look to the near past to see what I’m grateful for.
Gratitude: I am grateful to be on the other side of seemingly intractable situations in the past few years. I remember being smack in the middle of a heartbreak that just would not end. I would wake up every morning and wonder why that pain was still there. At some point, I was sure that it would never end. Then one day, it just did. Something else came up and consumed my thoughts and then another and another. And I was free.
Truly, “and this too shall pass” is real. It just doesn’t alwaysnfeel that way. I am grateful for all the impossibly unbearable trials I have overcome. There is always another side. Always somewhere else to walk. Always another challenge that takes up heartspace.
What I realize is that even though the end may not seem anywhere near, it is there. Instead of allowing myself to listlessly float on a sea of disappointment, I can choose to focus things that empower and delight me.
Letdowns will happen as long as I live but I don’t need to give them perpetual life by fixating on them. I am grateful for the knowledge that adversity is the gatekeeper of victory, making it that much sweeter!