Today, take some time to look back in your life, go back one, two, or three years. How different is your life now? How different are you now? When in times of crisis, perhaps feeling powerless, you've had to rise to the occasion and thereby become empowered. But in life, there's also other times when although you've done all you could, tried hard, given your best, you didn't get to your chosen destination. It takes courage to turn inward and get honest about what you are really feeling and acknowledge your emotions after your journey didn't take you where you hope it would.
The road to finding happiness is tough and if we use all the energy of the battles won and lost to let our minds be filled with high ideals, new dreams of wonders and miracles, we'll have the emotional fuel to help create a new era, for ourselves and others too. There are countless futures which exist at the same time for us. Our own behavior determines which of these futures we enter.
Be grateful for every journey we take no matter how simple or difficult it is. We learn. We grow. Gratitude can be absolutely transformational. Shifting perspective from playing the victim or constantly ''taking'' from life, to being grateful for each moment as they pass, can dramatically shift not only how you show up in life, but also how life shows up for you.