“The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to.”- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I met a woman recently who had an amazing personal story. In her late 40’s, she had been a victim of domestic violence for years. As she showed me how her bruises were healing at last, she had a smile on her face and a cheerful attitude. She finally had the courage to move away from her violent ex-partner. It takes GREAT bravery to move away, and move on from learned patterns of behaviour and relationships. However by allowing herself to move on, she is now in a place where she values herself fully. Even the act of seeking help is courageous!
Of course we can also find inspiration, and therefore gratitude in even the smallest of circumstances, acts or words. You are reading this blog now, so you can see. You woke up this morning and you had clothes to dress yourself in. Chances are, you got to go to work today, meaning of course, you have a job and are able to provide for yourself and those you love. Simple, “everyday things,” yet so powerful when we view them as gifts rather than “rights.”
You only need to look at things in a slightly different way. Shift your perspective and I guarantee that a grateful heart will follow.
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