Blessings In Disguise

A “blessing in disguise” is something that seems not quite right or bad in the beginning but turns out to be a good thing at the end. You can also say that it’s an accident that results in positive consequences. Have you ever lost a job only to find that it gave you the opportunity to start your own company? Were you dumped by someone and then turned around and met the person who became your partner in life, your soulmate?

What I’m trying to see as a “blessing in disguise” is what we’ve all been going through and that’s this awful pandemic. I’m not trying to say that losing a job or being dumped by someone is at the same level as a pandemic, especially with the loss of life, but it’s my way of finding what works for me. I’ve written on this subject a lot because it has affected me to my core. It has put me on this level of depression that I haven’t experienced in a long while, and it feels as though I’m walking around with a dark cloud over my head. Writing about it seems to help me to sort things out in my head, and maybe not look at things in such a negative way. I don’t do well, mentally or physically, if I feel consumed by negativity. So, I’m trying to be positive in order to see some kind of light at the end of this long tunnel.

The pandemic has proved to be a “blessing in disguise” for me. It gave me a lot of time to reflect on what I want and don’t want in my life. It has brought me back to having more thoughts of gratitude, and this is what gets me through the days. I don’t want to live my days in negativity. I have so much to feel thankful for and that’s what I focus on now. Yes, I do have days when it’s hard but if I can change my focus to being positive and remember all that I have, my life is so much better. As I’m writing this post, I’m thinking about all the blessings that I have in my life — my husband, my daughters, my health, my friends, my work, my home, and this blog and women’s group. I really can’t ask for anything more, except for this damn pandemic to be over! 

My hope is that you will find your “blessings in disguise”.

“Those who receive the blessing are those who see beyond its disguise.” — Greenlee

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