I heard it said that we experience a crisis in our lives about once every 3 to 4 months. Well, I did recently and let me tell you it can get you down. We all know that life has its ups and downs. Just when I thought my down cycle was over, another down situation occurred. At this point, you hope all your down situations are over. Somehow I was able to put myself in a state of being very thankful for my blessings, and you can too. It’s not easy to do, but doing so can become a habit if practiced often enough.
I heard that it’s not being down that makes you a winner or loser, a success or a failure. It’s how fast you bounce back and I can’t think of a better way to do just that than to be grateful for what you have. My gratefulness began a few days before my job payday. I realized I could and would pay my monthly mortgage payment soon.
Now you may not think of this as anything significant or super exceptional and maybe it’s not, but try being on the other side where you can’t make that payment because I have been there too. Fortunately, not very often and not lately and even though it’s been years since that occurred, I still remember what it was like. I know there are people out there who are experiencing just that kind of down turn in their lives because you can always find someone in nearly every kind of situation.
In reality, being able to make your mortgage payment is a blessing and something big to be thankful for. The alternative is not making your payment and that would cause more problems and difficulties in your life than most other problems. This is because we have to satisfy our basic needs first, of which shelter is one of them. Once our basic needs are satisfied, we can help others or work at higher levels within our life.
Keep in mind when you pay for anything, you can experience a feeling of gratitude, it doesn’t have to be tied to just paying your mortgage. So, there are many opportunities to be grateful throughout the day. Also, when you are in a state of gratitude, you can’t be in a negative state at the same time because when you are grateful you are in a positive vibration and it’s impossible to be in a positive and negative state of mind at the same time.
So, paying your mortgage is not only a blessing but it’s something to be celebrated. As great as that is or was for me, it didn’t compare with the feelings I experienced. When I was down, I felt terrible, sad, frustrated and angry, all negative emotions. When I was grateful for what I had, I was able to achieve and accomplish. I felt really good and happy. Now we both know which kind of feelings we would prefer to experience, right?
Being happy and in a state of feeling “good,” feels great! It gives you a sense of peace and comfort deep inside. Being in this state also allows you to be and do your best, as opposed to experiencing negative emotions, which has the opposite effect.
When you can cope with the negative cyclical cycles of life that occur I’m told every 3 to 4 months, in a way that makes you look back and know that you handled it in an extraordinary way, that can be one of your greatest victories, because in reality, it really is. You’re back on your feet again, running in the right direction.
One suggestion in keeping calm, cool, collected and in control during these trying times is to remember that there is something good to come from every adversity. So remember that when you are struggling or things don’t go right for you, have faith that there is a better plan for you in life and that you will see it through. You may or may not ever see it with your own eyes, but know that it exists. Believe it. The “something better to come” may be for you and it usually is, but it may be for somebody else, and that’s okay, because you are sending out good to the universe and what you send out will be reflected back to you, usually tenfold.
Keep faith and know if you’re working toward your dreams and goals and believe in what you are doing, you will meet with success beyond your imagination.
Until next time,
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