On average, both lucky and those who consider themselves unlucky, are exposed to the same amount of bad and good happenings. Those who feel they are luckier than most tend to seek out rainbows, meaning they are looking for good things to happen or positive experiences to try. Those who focus on their problems and challenges tended to miss these “lucky” breaks.
Homeschooling is not for the faint of heart! It’s challenging sometimes, it can just be plain terrible some days, but I find that if we focus on the good that is happening it can really diminish the negatives. It will help you feel more confident as the teacher and your child(ren) will be more appreciative of this time together.
Some trials I never have and never will be grateful for. However, I have learned I can still find ways to be grateful in the middle of despair and later, I am often grateful for lessons learned, for empathy deepened and a heart softened. Gratitude and sorrow can co-exist.
Gratitude is one of those things that everyone knows is a good thing but is sometimes hard to practice. This is especially true when life becomes stressful or hectic. The more you turn your focus to being grateful, the easier and more natural the practice becomes.