At the Integrated Catholic Life, Randy Hain writes “On Being Grateful for My Challenges.” He shares a realization:
As I drove away it hit me: I was expressing gratitude for the wrong things. I was trying to be grateful for all of my blessings, but I felt nothing. I decided to instead be grateful for my challenges. That’s right… my challenges. If I was not having a good day, maybe God was trying to teach me something and I needed to be attentive to the lessons. As I prayed about each challenge, I began to see what I was supposed to learn and a genuine feeling of gratitude began to creep into my heart.
Have you tried being grateful for the challenges in your life? What might that look like as you practice gratitude?
Just what I needed – going through a rough patch – thanks !