Blessings often come in the most unusual ways, at the most unusual times.
Sometimes they don’t even look like blessings.
It might look like an accident, that causes us to think more about our health and take better care of our bodies.
It might look like a devastating breakup that causes us to look inward and begin some deep inner work instead of look for happiness in someone else.
It might look like the loss of a job or career that causes us to re-examine our choices, and causes us to start a whole new path, a new business, create a non-profit that becomes a movement, or a whole host of other possibilities.
Of course, at the time, they don’t appear to be blessings at all. They seem to be daunting challenges that could break us.
It takes time to gain the perspective to see how these events will truly unfold in our lives. We so often focus on the immediate, that we don’t have a clue how the long term effect will manifest.
So how do we get through the challenges to see if they are truly blessings? Drop the judgment. Wait 24 hours. And then another day. Always save the judgment for tomorrow.
As we know, tomorrow never comes, yet with time we do gain perspective.