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So here was my conversation with God this morning.
Me: Why me, God? Why another big, hard thing? Haven't I been through enough already?
God: It is only hard because you say it is hard.
Oy Vey! So much for that pity party. LOL!
We all feel like life has ups and downs. It takes our faith to get through the "downs." In truth, every challenge is a growth opportunity and a chance for us to grow closer to God. This is what I teach my clients.
So, when going through something difficult, it is perfectly normal to take time to feel your disappointment or sadness ... but then there has to come a time to pick yourself up and get going. That's what the Big Guy was telling me this morning. And he is right. Life is only hard if we say it is hard.
What to do? Develop an Attitude of Gratitude. So, for me, instead of thoughts like "Why another hard thing?" I need to start listing daily everything I am grateful for.
Maybe you could give that a try for something going on in your life -- whether it is something with you career, finances, health or relationships. Find the gratitude and watch your mood and outlook shift!