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Sometimes we can
be so focused on the losses and setbacks in our lives, that we forget
to look for the opportunities and blessings that may be waiting for us.
Because the truth is, everything we lose creates an opening for
something new to come into our lives. We must always remain
open and receptive to receiving the good that is available to us, which
is why it’s so important to stay positive and proactive on our own
behalf.

I have had many losses in my life that I now have immense
gratitude for. Whatever pain I may have suffered in the loss was small
compared to the blessings and new opportunities that followed. In
hindsight, I know now that anything I have ever lost, I no longer
needed and that as long as I held on to my faith and trust in God, I
have been given everything I did need instead.

So, while it
may be difficult, sometimes the only thing we can do is to surrender to
what is happening, bless the experience and pray to stay open to
receiving our higher good. God never takes something away from us
without also offering us something in it’s place.
Today, I ask you to consider being grateful for this time in your life
as an opportunity to receive some new blessing or opportunity, whether
that is the opportunity to explore some new horizon, the chance to dusk
off your dreams, build a new life, the gift of change, or the
opportunity to grow into more of who you always wanted to be.
Sometimes, when life hands us lemons, we are simply being guided to the
lemonade stand!

Today’s blessing is taken from the wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson:

Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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