Blessings In Disguise

As we wrap up 2021 in this bitter cold and snowy landscape, I sat here writing in my journal about what trials I had in 2021 and how I could find a blessing in each one of them.

At the beginning of the year I was excited to return to some sense of normalcy. I was excited because I found a way to truly look at who I was and begin to live authentically. I was excited to go back to in person events, hugs, and physical contact. I was excited to see people reconnect.

That was trial #1 because it hasn’t come anywhere near close to normal over the past 360 days. It’s gone even further into chaos.

The blessing of this trial? I was given the opportunity to slow down for just one more year, find out who I am, how I work best, and who I work best with.

“My network marketing business is going to grow three, no four, no five times bigger than it is right now!” This was trial #2. My network marketing business hasn’t grown 10-fold but it has grown. I realized that each person has their own tool to measure growth. The blessing of this is the realization that my business may grow slower, but it grows solid with a foundation built on personal attention to my clients.

The last trial was a very personal one. It began as an opportunity to share my knowledge, my essential oil protocols, and my natural wellness skills. The trial…the person was not interested…..at all, and it infuriated me that I wasn’t being heard. The lesson from this trial was to remember to stay in my own business. What I control in my personal space and lifestyle is my business. What someone else has going on in their personal space is their business. I do not have control over that unless I’m invited in AND I can be told to butt out. I also learned the power of God’s business. This is a place where I have absolutely ZERO control. This is the place where bad things happen to good people and that’s just how it is.

The blessing from the last trial? My family felt a little closer this Christmas. There were hugs between everyone, and in my family that is weird. I realized that I don’t have to worry about everyone and try to offer solutions to everything. My personal blessing was knowing that I am taking the path that’s right for me, I’m offering a better path to others, and if they take it or not…well, that’s up to them.

In these last few days of 2021, reflect on your trials and try to find the blessings within them. Take the opportunity to find gratitude in those trials because even in the hardest of trials, there are hidden blessings waiting for you. Go into 2022 with those blessings on your heart and in your soul.

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