"Each fragile moment brings a lesson, every burden brings a treasure, and every difficulty, opportunity. "
"There are so very many things for which to be grateful. Dwell there."
Each person you need to meet, each message you need to hear, and each challenge you need, will show up — just in time.
Truly! Keep your eyes and ears open. Be watchful.
Each fragile moment brings a lesson, every burden brings a treasure, and every difficulty, opportunity. Every complication, chance for wisdom and every mishap, a setup for a comeback.
“There are no accidents - just a purpose that is as yet not understood.” ~ Deepak Chopra
There are mishaps. There are traumatic mishaps. But studies show these are much less in people who are optimistic - who dwell in belief in purpose and growth and CANI-Constant And Never-ending Improvement. And, finding reasons to be happy takes you to happy.
Spending a little time each day dwelling on what you feel grateful for, moves you forward to happy.
Be grateful for...
• the morning light,
• your feet, able to swing over and touch the floor in the morning,
• the warm water washing over your awakening body in your shower,
• your sips of coffee - notice what part of your palate keeps the flavor the longest, and what flavor the coffee leaves behind after you swallow (most of your taste actually comes from the nose receptors in the back of your mouth, so you may taste more after you swallow).
Maybe you’ll have the luxury of an early morning walk. There are so very many things for which to be grateful. Dwell there.
Know that all you need or desire is on its way. It will arrive on time, and in even greater amounts than you have imagined.
Just think - you can wait watchfully for what you need to show up, all the while thinking about your gratitudes and living your day!
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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