Every Day Above Ground Is a Great Day
How has your day been so far?
Your immediate reaction might be to think of all of the worst moments before you filter that into a fine.
It’s so easy to focus on the negatives that happen to us throughout the course of a stressful day, even when you’re actively trying to focus on the positives. And just because you successfully filter out all of those negatives to respond to someone with fine or even wonderful doesn’t mean that you recognize how lucky you are.
Sometimes, good fortune is immediately obvious, but sometimes good fortune is tucked away, hidden underneath a lot of strife. Sometimes good fortune feels like anything but and it needs time to get to work in your life before you see its value. How do you celebrate something that has made your life more difficult? How can you be thankful for stress, strife, and challenges?
The way you respond to stress, strife, and challenges? That is part of the good luck and when you come out the other end much stronger than before you can look back and smile. It’s easy to be grateful when everything is going well. It’s easy to be thankful when life is super. It isn’t as easy to show that same gratitude when things aren’t going your way.
Gratitude is more than being grateful when things are on the up. It’s a valuable feeling to seize on any time, especially during the worst of times. Your ability to focus on the positives when the negatives feel overwhelming is a skill that not a lot of people have.
This brings me to the point of this… every day above ground is a great day. It’s another day to fight. It’s another day to try. Every day you wake up is your chance to take the bull by the horns and go for it. You might not move a mountain today, but you can take another step toward moving that mountain every day. Life is a process. You can’t win everything all at once, but every day you wake up is a chance to further your dreams and move closer to your goals.
It doesn’t mean that the negative ceases to exist, nor does it mean that you can’t grieve or be angry or sad. It simply means that you’re capable of looking beyond all of that to recognize just how lucky you are at having the…