Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. ~ Henry J. Kaiser
When faced with any sort of challenge, we have the choice to approach that obstacle as an opportunity to make us better people, or to take the view that something is conspiring against us.
Each and every problem has a purpose;
One to make you stronger, one to make you more patient, one to teach tolerance, another to instill creativity.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. ~Frank A. Clark
Man’s Search For Meaning
Viktor Frankl, in his classic, must-read book, “Man’s Search for Meaning“, chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate. Apart from Frankl, the only survivor of the Holocaust in his immediate family was his sister. His parents, brother and wife all perished. Those exceptionally difficult years led him to discover the importance of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most sordid ones, and thus a reason to continue living.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms-to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose our own way.
Consider each adversity a blessing.
Each challenge offers an opportunity. Many times, these opportunities are difficult to see, especially when we are in the ‘eye of the storm’. It’s understandable that we don’t know what that obstacle’s blessing is, but know that there is indeed a blessing, however cloaked it might be.
Although not easy, thank your challenges and obstacles for the gifts they offer, including teaching persistence and perseverance. By extending our gratitude for these invisible blessings, we open ourselves to be more receptive to them.
Keep a positive outlook, believe in the blessing, and soon you will find your way through the barriers and into the sunny field of possibilities.
I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. ~ J.K. Rowling
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world. ~ Helen Keller
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Mezuzah House Blessing
We have been blessed and we are grateful.
This doorway blessing is designed to hang to the right entranceway of the home at approximately shoulder height. Let this remind you that grace surrounds and fills your home and those who reside there. This is a meaningful house warming gift or an beautiful addition to your own home. Your home is your sanctuary, Blessings!…in gratitude. Available in the Gratitude Habitat Gift Store.