There is Gain Through Loss

Gain-Through-LossI was downsized from an executive position right before 9-11. Without any prospect of a job in the city where I’d lived for twenty years I had to move away. I was forced to sell the new home I’d moved into only two years before. I had to leave the beautiful English cottage garden I’d built stone by stone and plant by plant. I lost my relationship. It seemed overnight I was involuntarily removed from the familiar, from friends, from the life I knew.

In the end I lost almost everything. But in the process I found myself. That is why I can promise you from experience that when you look at the challenges of life as opportunities to grow, you will blossom.

No matter what you are going through, no matter how much you have lost, there is a very good reason.  Look for the silver lining, the light at the end of the tunnel.  Determine what about your life was not going well that caused this upset in your plans.  Be open to the fact that the universe (life) is asking you to grow, change, and move forward.