Episode 326: How to Find Gratitude in Circumstances that are Super Lame!
At this time of year when everyone is sharing how grateful they are, we can respond one of two ways: We love and are grateful for the blessings of others. We learn more about our fellow man through their gratitude. It can be a massive shift from the negativity that bombards our social media, and uplift our feeds! We might be in a hard space, and seeing the gratitude and blessings that overflow from the lives of others, might just be the thing that puts us over the edge of feeling terrible about our own lives or circumstances. When we are struggling, it can be genuinely hard to see others thriving and living the easy, peaceful, happy lives we long for. I see both sides. That’s why today I want to talk about how we can feel gratitude even in the midst of pretty crummy circumstances. I’ll share some of the beautiful takeaways I’ve seen online from individuals sharing their losses, their hardships, their struggles, and remembering the blessings, beauty, lessons, and healing they’ve felt through them. I’ll even share why I’m grateful for my anxiety. I hope you genuinely have a Thanksgiving filled with abundance and gratitude this year. We need it more than ever! This Show is Sponsored by… Little Spoon is an incredible baby food company, that essentially makes you small-batch, homemade baby food, and delivers it straight to your door. I am so impressed by this company who has solved the problem for moms that care deeply about what they are feeding their babies and toddlers, yet already have a full plate. No more worrying about what’s in your baby’s food. Let Little Spoon take one thing off your very big parenting to do list and cover mealtime with their fresh, organic blends. Get $15 off your first 3 orders a littlespoon.com/try/eep. And… Homeschool Magnet is for parents who homeschool or want to homeschool! Are you overwhelmed with all of the work and responsibilities on your shoulders right now? And for the parents with kids in school, have you avoided the need to pull your student out of the public school system because it just seems too daunting to homeschool them yourself? Well, Homeschool Magnet is for parents just like you! Homeschool Magnet supports homeschooling families by providing students with instruction from world-class credentialed teachers in a remote classroom with their peers. Parents choose the best teachers for each student based on values and teaching approach to ensure every child is receiving exactly the education they desire. This puts you, as the parent, in full control of your child’s education without the daily responsibilities of lesson planning, pre-learning, teaching, tutoring, and grading. To learn more about Homeschool Magnet’s student experience, go to homeschoolmagnet.com and join the growing waitlist. And… Vistaprint specializes in unregiftable gifts. Gifts so unique and personal that you wouldn’t dream of passing them on. One-off gifts like custom mugs and canvas prints, photo books and wall calendars. They’re the kind of thoughtful gifts you really can’t wait to give because they spark so much surprise and joy. At Vistaprint you can also create your own personalized holiday cards, adding your photos and messages and adding special finishing touches like embossed foil and scalloped edges.Go to Vistaprint.com/EEP to get started on your unregiftable gift. The holidays are coming up so get started on these beautiful gifts today!