Do you feel sometimes that you are faced with challenges?
There are moments life can feel like a roller coaster and you may feel like your hanging on for dear life.
But what if you instead viewed these “challenges” as gifts?
What you say! That’s crazy! Is it really?
Let me explain where I am coming from.
Challenges to me are really gifts in disguise because they usually make you stronger and they give you the opportunity to open up to new possibilities.
When something appears negative or you feel something isn’t going the way you think it should or life “throws you a curve” with an unexpected circumstance, how can you find the gift in that?
If I may, I will use myself to explain.
I was in a situation several months back where I was living in an environment that was extremely chaotic and stressful to the point of me being physically ill for 6 weeks and even driving myself to the ER because of a high fever that wouldn’t break.
My body was clearly talking to me and trying to communicate that I needed to stop stuffing my emotions and allowing a certain person to walk all over me and stand up to the situation and speak my mind, (in as calm of a manner as possible) in order to communicate how I felt and to let the person know that their behavior would no longer be tolerated.
In speaking up and no longer holding things in, I broke the pattern of being sick and became stronger within myself.
The challenge clearly became a gift in that I learned how to take better care of myself.
What challenges are you finding in your life and what is the gift in it for you?
How is it making you stronger, more aware, wiser or perhaps gives you more clarity in your life and what the next step is for you to take in your journey forward?
Definitely something to ponder .
Go forth with courage and love!