When I find myself feeling full of self-pity and frustrated with my lot in life… I turn my attention to gratitude.
Gratitude is a way of reminding myself of how much I really have left when something dear to me has been taken away.
My divorce was painful beyond measure.
My heart… full of despair.
Yet even in my darkest hours, I was able to remind myself how fortunate I was to have:
The love of my children…
Dear friends to help me through my troubled times…
A job where I was valued and cherished…
A college where I could improve my mind and also my financial stability…
And the mental and physical fortitude to move through my pain by making a conscience effort to complete my spiritual footwork.
Today, I am reminded once again of everything I am grateful for: even my divorce.
Without suffering the loss of my former husband… I would never appreciate how dear my new relationships are to me today.
“Dear God, thank you for standing by me in my darkest moments and for reminding me of all I have to be grateful for in my life.”