Have you ever wanted something so badly that you were completely devastated when you didn’t get it? Of course you have. We’ve all experienced it. My belief is one of the reasons that we don’t get what we ask for is that the universe is trying to protect us from something.
Remember that one person that you thought you wanted to spend the rest of your life with who dumped you and then that person’s life took a drastic nose dive? Or how about that trip you wanted to take but couldn’t get away from work and then it turned out that a terrible storm hit your desired destination on the day you were supposed to be there.
Sometimes, the blessing isn’t that obvious because you don’t get to see the end of the story. Take for instance the job you really wanted, but didn’t get. The house you wanted to buy, but the owner rejected your offer.
Today’s exercise is to examine your life and think about those times that the universe protected you from a potentially bad situation. Write them down, reflect on them, and then be thankful that you were able to dodge those bullets.
Oh, and don’t forget to spend a couple of minutes adding to the list you started on Day One.