The gift can be found everywhere
When life places obstacles in our path, when things seem like they’re breaking down and we grow weary of the struggle, it’s a good time to step back and look for the gift. What gift, you say?
Every situation and experience in life holds a gift, lesson or blessing for us. Yes, even the really painful experiences, like the loss of a loved one, an automobile accident, or natural disaster. There is a gift there, if we look for it.
To find the gift, we simply have to ask ourselves
- What positive lesson can I learn from this?
- How can this situation benefit me?
- What wisdom can I gain from this experience? What makes this situation worthwhile to experience in my life?
Learning is a gift
We can learn from anything in our lives, from a snag in our pantyhose to a migraine headache. All of us can learn from our disappointments, our heartaches, and our joy.
We can do this with any situation too, not just negative ones. Where is the gift in a boring Sunday afternoon, a crying infant or a gray, rainy wedding day? All we need to do is choose to see the positive side of the situation.
An unlucky day is a gift
The gift of a boring Sunday afternoon might be expressing gratitude for having some free time to express our creativity or enjoy a good book. A crying infant can teach us patience, compassion and nurturing.
A rainy wedding day can help us understand what really matters, the celebration of love and meaningful connections with our friends and family.
When wonderful things happen
Of course, when truly wonderful things happen to us, we don’t need to really look for the gift then, do we?