In a difficult moment, these two magic words can turn everything around.
Any entrepreneur will tell you that as grand as owning your own business is, we all have days from time to time when absolutely NOTHING goes as planned and every possible thing that you never, ever would have expected is suddenly staring you straight in the face.
(Kind of like 2020, am I right?)
Well I had one such day last week, and I tell ya, it was a downright humdinger.
So what did I do?
I called mom, of course.
And she did what she always does: she listened, she sympathized, and then, at the perfectly opportune moment, she offered me some words of wisdom that helped me to turn the whole thing around.
“It might help to return to gratitude.”
The funny thing about gratitude is that it’s in our grumpiest, most negative moments – when we least feel like giving thanks for what we have – that we can benefit from gratitude the most.
Let’s face it: this year it’s become pretty darn easy to focus on all the things we don’t have. Many of us won’t get to be with our families on Thanksgiving this year for the very first time in our lives.
So for this Thanksgiving week, in addition to saying THANK YOU for being my readers and sharing your own insights, stories, and wisdom with me every week (I appreciate you!), I want to gently and lovingly remind and encourage you (as well as me) to focus on all that we DO have.
Because boy do we have a lot.
What are you thankful for? Say it out loud, make a list, say a prayer, craft a collage, shout it to the streets (!) … there’s simply no wrong way to feel gratitude.
Here’s wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving, however typical or atypical it might look like. Whether you’re with a roommate, new friends, family, perfect strangers, or wonderfully awesome you, here’s wishing you a holiday filled with warmth and joy.
P.S. And in case you’re wondering how my story turns out, I’ll tell you: every single thing resolved itself in one way or another. Funny how that happens, isn’t it? 😉