It’s a skill! It’s human nature to lament our losses, and a true skill to recognize our gifts. Even while going through adversity, there is a balance of gifts, they are just hard to notice while in the throws of difficult times. Like what? Friends coming out of the woodwork, family reaching out and showing love and support, learning, growing, special moments….and so much more. My friend Ben Witter who had oral cancer that spread to his brain, is now undergoing Cyber Knife radiation at the same time his teenage daughter is getting chemo for another cancer. Through that, this is what he says:
‘Without winter, we’d never really know how to appreciate spring.
Without challenges, we never really know how to recognize and appreciate our blessings.’