Look for the gift in the garbage.
There are plenty of obvious things to be grateful for. You can be grateful for your health and well-being. Grateful for your family and friends. Grateful for your job, your home, your car, and a million other things.
But there are some things to be grateful for that on the surface don’t appear to be things you should be grateful for. What I mean by this is finding the blessings in seeming adversity.
These are the things I give thanks for. They are the gifts I found in the garbage:
I’m thankful for a dysfunctional family because they taught me what not to do with my own kids.
I’m thankful for the animosity they directed my way, because it showed me that love is much stronger than hatred.
I’m thankful for all the jobs I’ve been fired from, because it helped me to find my own path.
I’m thankful for the people who told me I couldn’t do it, because it gave me the motivation to be successful.
I’m thankful for all the people who rejected me, because it showed me how unique an individual I am.
Be thankful for everything. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
You can always find the gift in the garbage.
It’s all good.
Charlotte Allison, M.A.
Master of Arts degree in spiritual psychology. Writing is a tool for healing. When you heal yourself, you help to heal the planet as well