How do we deal with disappointment?
I remember a time in the airport I was very disappointed that my flight was delayed by several hours. I wanted very much to go home and see my husband and our kids but engine trouble caused the plane to turn around and come back. There was a lot of temptation to just be frustrated and whine a bit.
I bet you have times in your life when you feel exactly the same way. I was thinking to my spiritual took kit and how I have learned to deal with disappointment in the past. One of the tools I remembered is to do a blessing list. Just start paying attention to your blessings.
I felt blessed to have a place I really wanted to get to. I felt blessed to have people I really wanted to be with. I was grateful that they noticed the engine trouble while we were still on the tarmac. My blessing list went on and on. Before long, even though I still would’ve preferred to be home, my whole energy and my whole emotional center was different. I had changed my energy.
I don’t know if you are dealing with disappointment today or not –But if you are, try what I am suggesting. If not, put it in your spiritual tool kit and the next time you feel some disappointment, do a blessing list. You’ll find yourself in a brighter place in no time.