“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice that thorn bushes have roses.” —Abraham Lincoln
Do you sometimes feel like issues that come up keep you from moving forward?
I was recently talking with a good friend of mine who runs her own business, and we got on the subject of how easy it is to get bogged down by life’s challenges—especially when we’re busy in our work. Of course, things ultimately work out the way they’re supposed to. But when we see the blessings within the issues we are experiencing, we move through them with greater ease and less upset.
It’s easy to think of difficult situations as things to be avoided. Yet the truth is that issues rarely go away all by themselves.
But, what if we see issues as part of life’s journey? Little (or not so little) lessons that are there just for us?
Viewed in this way, when issues arise and we look for the blessing, our perspective shifts, allowing us to change course and problem solve.
In today’s post, we’re looking at how seeking out blessings (when we’re in the thick of it) supports us in shifting how we respond to issues.