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A Pain In The Patio


This is a cool story that could have just as easily become a real pain.

Saturday was my Bday. Yay! I turned the big 41. I was super excited about enjoying my day, esp since my Bday landed on a Saturday this year.

Well, I woke up with a pain in my lower back. I wasn’t sure if I had pulled a muscle the day before. But all I knew was that I was in pain.

I thought, “No! Not on my Bday!” My ego was going into overdrive imagining me all weekend in bed miserable focusing on the pain.

But then my spirit kicked in and was like, “Nope, I am still going to have a joy-filled birthday no matter what. This pain is temporary and I’m not going to let it stop me from enjoying my day.”

So, with that clear intention in my heart, my Bday was filled with so much fun and joy. Because the weather was fantastic, I ended up at different patio restaurants eating lots of good food with my honey and my family all weekend!

I was so grateful that I was able to make that shift. Honestly, a few years back, I would have been stuck in that other scenario totally focused on the problem. In bed and in pain.

But I chose to celebrate my life on the patio. Despite the pain.

This Bday showed me that things have deeply shifted on the inside for me. That entire weekend, I looked at unexpected challenges with a sense of grace that I did not have a few years ago. I just rolled with it and laughed off the setbacks and the pain. I accepted what I was dealing with and made the best of it.

In doing do, I felt an immense sense of gratitude for what I did have and not what I thought was missing.

I wanted to share this story with you because at any given moment, you have a choice to allow any situation to serve you or not.

Yes, sometimes things do go haywire, but you have the power to make the best of the situation so it does not spiral out of control.

Just accept what you’re dealing with and ask yourself how you can see this situation in a way that can benefit you.

You can choose to see the grace in every moment. Just decide. And then trust that you are being supported by Life itself to transform the situation into something positive.

You have the power to see the beauty in every moment on your life.

Beyond Life’s challenges are the greatest opportunities for you to experience the joy and grace that you so deserve.


Would love to know in the comments below how you have transformed a personal challenge into a situation that served you. <3



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