Day 25: 30-Day Gratitude Challenge
A Grateful Heart is a Faithful Heart
I hope you had a great day. I don’t have much to say today, believe it or not, but I am thankful that I have been able to keep up with the Gratitude Challenge.
My day-to-day existence is sometimes fraught with worries, just like many people. I still have moments of doubt, fear, and concerns. However, practising gratitude regularly is allowing me to cope with uncertainties in a better manner. I am operating from a place of confidence, faith and hope, even when I don’t know how plans will pan themselves out. I kid you not when I say that even my prayers are being answered faster than usual. For example, I woke up this morning feeling overwhelmed about two projects that I’ve taken on. As much as I want to do my best, I was feeling overwhelmed. I knew it wasn’t a good thing, so I prayed for clarity and a sign to point me in the right direction.
As I went about my day, there was an unexpected call. Although it was about other important issues, I casually mentioned Project Two to the other person. They’ve heard about it before, and their response at the time was encouraging. However, this time around, they just beamed with excitement as they laid out a plan which could take Project Two to a higher level. They told me to get on with it because they’re waiting for me to act! To think I’ve spent months worried about Project One, yet with Project Two, there is an actionable plan already.
Feeling encouraged, I went back to the person involved with Project One and raised my concerns about time frames. By then, I’d already decided that I needed to prioritise Project Two. Sincerely, the other person would be disappointed about delays, but no, they felt more time to complete Project One would be a great idea. Project Two became a top priority within hours of severe doubts and fear, and it felt right. Almost all the answers I needed to inspire me to focus on one project fell on my lap, just like that.
I now believe that practising gratitude also gives us clarity. When one is in tune with surroundings, enhanced by clutter-free emotional well-being (remember forgiveness), it becomes easier to notice signs and wonders sent along the way as we journey towards our destinies. Somehow, all the dark clouds that had you blind will simply vanish. Cue I Can See Clearly Now by Jimmy Cliff!
That’s all I have to say for today. Don’t be tempted to switch off gratitude when you’re having a bad day. You may not immediately have the answers you need about your circumstances, but being thankful somehow paves the way, even when you’re feeling lost.
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