Gratitude #3 The Ups & Downs

Updated: Jan 13, 2019

Another week, another reason to be grateful.

In life, we constantly are learning new things. Growing. Evolving. Moving from new situation to new situation. Changing to suit the environment we’ve been placed in or adapting to move away from the places we no longer want to be part of.

They say If you stop learning, you stop moving forward. And that’s what life is - moving.

The Earth moves at close to 1600 km/hr (1000 miles per hour) every 24 hours.

Our orbital speed around the sun is about 107,000 km/hr (67,000 mph)

We don’t even feel it, but right now as you are reading this, you are travelling SUPER FAST through space!

Credit: (NASA)

Because we are always on the go, we need to adapt to survive.

In life, there are these learning curves.

The curveballs that we weren’t expecting. They may be good (like an unexpected surprise from your best friend that you haven’t seen in months, or a new job opportunity) or they may throw us off the path we thought we were meant to be travelling (like getting sick, or fired, or losing something valuable).

And it’s at these times that I find a reason to be grateful.

Reason #3: The Ups & Downs in Life

Understandably, be grateful for the good things. But you may be thinking, why be grateful for something that throws you off your path?


a) it is a chance to grow in a way that is unexpected. We