Sometimes bad things things happen.
When my husband left at 6:45 this morning for his early meeting, I was journaling happily, my heart and mind in a place of peace and contentment as I focused on the advent of the season.
And then the garage door opened and I heard, “Someone ransacked my truck last night!”
Immediately the peace and contentment were replaced with feelings of insecurity and violation.
I was NOT grateful…
But I started looking for gratitude in the situation.
I am grateful that there was no damage done to the truck (besides some water damage due to the door being left open). A knife and other tools were taken, which could have been used to do massive amounts of damage to the inside and outside of the vehicle.
I am grateful no one was hurt.
I am grateful we have a second vehicle that my husband can drive to his meeting today.
Sometimes I fear coming across to others as a “Pollyanna.” Not so long ago, I would have seen the current me as a complete F-A-K-E! Which is why I’m writing this post.
Being grateful doesn’t mean you have to be happy about a situation. Being grateful is about finding the positive in life even when circumstances aren’t great.
I am grateful.