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Roll with It

At some point in our life, we all experience times when something doesn’t go our way, even when we have taken all the right actions.

For instance, we might have returned to school to study a particular trade, but didn’t land our dream job right out of school. Or we might have been turned down for a promotion we worked hard for, or didn’t get the dream house we desired after saving for many years.

It is normal to have certain expectations about the outcomes we desire. However, if we don’t get the results we want, then we have to let go in the present moment, and trust that the outcome will be better for us down the road.

Letting go, and accepting a particular outcome doesn’t mean giving up or abandoning our dreams altogether, it just means we might have to find another way, or move in a different direction for the time being.

Experiencing any disappointment can be a challenge while we are going through it, and it is usually only in hindsight, that we can see the blessings behind the postponements.

Thankfully, we usually end up finding a better job, starting our own company, or finding a better house than the one we originally planned on.

However, in the meantime, a good way to move through the waiting process is to cultivate a feeling of gratitude for the things we already have, and feel the appreciation that ensues.


What 5 things are on your gratitude list today?


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Write An Appreciation Letter

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Beautiful eulogies are written to reflect the positive feelings, thoughts and memories about a departed loved one. A great amount of time and effort is taken to write this declaration of appreciation to express how much the deceased was loved and admired.

At these times, we often wish we had expressed these beautiful sentiments to the person directly while they were still alive to hear them.

With that in mind, we can start to pay tribute to those we love while they are still here, by writing an appreciation letter. In it, we can mention all the specific things we value about our loved ones and give it to them now!

It is tempting to think we have endless time to tell those around us how we feel, but that is not always the case. We don’t want to miss the chance to tell the special people in our life how we truly feel, while we have the opportunity to do so.

Creating a positive handwritten note lets those closest to us know how we love and appreciate them today, and how our life is better because they are in it. Think how it would feel to our recipients, to receive a beautiful message expressing all the positive feelings we have for them.

Verbally expressing our affection is very important too; however, the written word can be saved and read for years to come, when we are not around to voice it anymore.

The main thing is to convey our appreciation. So, if the handwritten method will delay the writing of our appreciation letter than emailing, or texting our thoughts will still have a profound impact on the recipient.

These wonderful acknowledgements let others know the full extent of their importance to us, and remind us how grateful we are for their presence in our lives. This makes writing these letters a transforming experience for all concerned.

It can also be very healing to write words of appreciation to ourselves as well!

Action Step:

Compose a letter of appreciation and let the good feelings flow!