You know those days when you think “why is this happening to me? What did I do to deserve this?”

We all have those days. The days we just want to go back to bed and start over.

But what if, instead of seeing the bad, we see the good instead?

Maybe forgetting your wallet and having to turn around saved you from being in the accident that happened a little further up the road moments after you turned around.

Maybe not getting approved for the car loan you thought you were getting instead led you to an even better car and loan.

Maybe burning dinner and having to order takeout led you to seeing an old friend you haven’t seen in a long time when you went to pick up your food.

I know, these are surface bad days. There are things that run much deeper such as abuse of any sort. That isn’t something you can turn around in an instant. That will take time to get through. That will take healing. That may be something you should seek a professional to help with when you are ready. But it will also be what makes you the person you are in the future. It will show you a strength you didn’t know you had. It will give you an inner courage to take on new challenges because you got through what was horrible and now you have a chance at the light.

Being in gratitude and choosing to see the good in any situation takes practice. We all fall back into “woe is me” days (myself included) but if we keep moving forward in gratitude we can snap ourselves out of this quicker and quicker.

Your journey is not the same as anyone else’s. Your growth and your healing is your own. It is not a comparison or race with someone else. You are right where you need to be. You are at the right place in the process. There is only the right place. There is only progress. It is your healing path and it is unfolding exactly as it should.

Take that in. Breathe deep and remember – one breath at a time and you only have the present moment to be in. Breath through and start to enjoy the moments.