Turning challenges into blessings

March 21, 2013

We have the power to turn any “challenges” in our lives into blessings simply by choosing to shift our perception.

In the video below, I share a few stories from my life about how I shifted some recent “challenging” experiences into blessings and now feel so much more gratitude and peace because of it icon smile Turning challenges into blessings

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Was this video helpful for you today?  Do you have any stories to share about how you’ve shifted your perception around challenging circumstances in your life?  We would love to hear from you!  Please leave a comment below with any stories, thoughts, insights, or anything else you would like to add to the conversation!

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Fathi Ridwan Basalamah II March 22, 2013 at 11:57 am

Thank you, Katie…..Well, I have to manage all my energy, and its all about energy level of my body, soul and mind in order to get the stuffs done…No matter what happen..And of course at least just about being to be happy..:-)

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Jared Knowlton March 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Thanks Kaite, It is all how we look at things. Was the hardest thing to understand, though when lost in the mind. Keep rocking it!

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Sheilah Smiley March 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm

God bless you thank you for being so transparent with your personal challenges and how you were able to make the shift in each circumstance to see them as blessings. I love how you discussed that as human beings we are so conditioned to automatically going to negative thoughts, but that we don't have to stay there…make the shift and it changes everything. Powerful message. I have shared it.

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Debby Beachy March 22, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Hi Katie,
I kinda know how you feel about moving, and living arrangements. I'm leaving the mid-west for the first time in my life and moving south. I have friends but I really don't have a place to live yet, so I've decided I have to go with the flow. Katie I put two videos out over two years ago on, The Empty Nest Syndrome and I'm still getting comments and requests. This morning after getting yet another request for, "Help" I've decided it's time for a shift. Your video has helped me to understand that we must go with the flow.

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Spencer Wilner March 22, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Hi Katie, you are so right about lifes challenges and turning them around to be prescious blessings, but I wanted to add one more important thing to life and its blessings and that is; There is too much damnation in this world already without adding more to it. Life in it's self is truly a blessing. We have all heard the comment more than once when something goes wrong, "damn it"!, or "God damn it"! Well, my mom's theory was that, in order to take a bad situation and make it good, you had to "bless" it instead and watch and expect that situation to turn good. If you try this, you will begin to see the good side of everything, and there is truly a good side to everything. You don't always see it right away, but in time you will realize the reasoning and the bennefits of a bad situation. Granted, this is not always true in all cases, but having an open mind and remaining possative will help allow you to see posative results. You have to believe that everything happens for the best, ie, if you loose that good job, it is only because there is a better one waiting, or maybe an opportunity to do your own thing and become independantly wealthy, etc.

Also, for those of you who think you have reached "rock bottom" and things just couldn't get any worse no matter how bad they are, or that the worst possible thing has happened to you, no matter what that is, know that it can or could always.
be much worse and be glad and thankful that it's not. If you can't see the truth in that, then take the time to look around you and see how some of the other less furtunate poeple in this world have managed to survive other major tragedies and see how thier lives are so much worse than yours. This will allow you to see how good your situation really is…

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Abdul Latheef March 23, 2013 at 9:36 am

Hi Katie! Your video is quite impressive and worth watching. It is truly inspiring and thought-provoking. I would like to hear much from you!

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Carina Franco March 25, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Hi Katie: I put a comment on your blog about the article "Turning challenges into blessings", but not sure if it worked, I weird small message pop up after I submitted the comment, so not sure if it went through or not. (That message didn't say "you have successfully submit your comment" or anything like that. It just kicked me out from the website).

well, I will say that I loved your video "Turning challenges into blessings" and I wanted to comment on it. Carina

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Damayanthi Jayasinghe March 26, 2013 at 12:43 am

Thanks for sharing personal stories with us Katie. First of all, I want wish you great health and hope you find that place waiting for your arrival soon.

I can relate to you, we hear that we need to look at the positive things in every circumstance, but it is easily sad than done. The fist thing our mind does is to look for all the negatives and catching it alone is a breakthrough.

Last July I had to have this operation on my shoulder due to an accident happened a couple of years ago, Due to the operation, I couldn't do much exercises and I had put on weight. There was a time all I could think was why I had to have all these procedures & look how fat I am now. I was having a jolly good pity party. Then I realized, I can move my arm freely without pain, & can start doing so many things again. Why am I worried about my weight, just take time and get back to become active again.

Thanks again for sharing this profound message, I am sure many can relate to this.

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Carina Franco March 26, 2013 at 7:32 pm

I am also going through some rough times. One of the things that I was really reluctant to do was leaving Canada, go back to Mexico for 1 year and live with my parents.

At the beginning I saw it as a failure, "wow! going back to my parents", but now I see all the great things that can come with it. My little girl can improve her Spanish and be 100% bilingual, we will be with family (a lot of family that we don't have in Vancouver) and I will have more time to work on my online biz.

As per us as a couple we will have some time to really reevaluate our life and refresh our relationship.

Read my thoughts here:

"Today we went to the funeral of my husband's ex boss. It is amazing how fragile.
life can be. He died suddenly, he was in good shape and young.

I heard all the stories (toasts) about his life, the good friends and family he left.
After that, I wondered about my life. How much have I done? how much have.
I committed? how much have I loved and been loved?

I am going to Mexico for a year or so with my little girl, my husband will stay in.
Vancouver, Canada, since I know our family needs a break. We need to figure.
out our relationship instead of taking it for granted.

We can't continue taking our life for granted, we need to start living again.
I never imagine in my wildest dream to take a break from my husband, but after a.
very deep and long internal conversation, I decided that it is for the best.

Sometimes we need to grow separated in order to be together."

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Ivonne Franco March 26, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Awesome! You are so brave, best of luck!!!

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Chuck Bluestein April 1, 2013 at 1:10 am

I remember that you had a video about making stories more interesting where you were quoting a woman and imitating her accent to make it more interesting. But this video is extremely interesting since you are famous for being so successful and rich so it is very interesting to hear about the things that you had to deal with.

Your mole story is similar to Dr. Oz getting a pre-cancerous polyp inside his intestine. So he made a video of getting a colonoscopy, them finding the polyp and cutting it off. As far as my story, I was asking a friend why some boards on Pinterest disappeared. She said it could be some people not liking the changes they are making.

I mentioned that she was up late and she said that she had trouble sleeping. So I asked if it had to do with her change of Facebook status to separated. Then we went from being associates to good friends. She told me about all this abuse from her husband and how there is a court order against him coming near her. And it got even worse. But I am good at listening to that kind of stuff.

To jump to the conclusion, about 10 months ago I followed my intuition and said to her out of the blue: "I love you!" Her response was "I am married." I said "Thank you for telling me that." Then she told me that 2 months ago her husband said to her "You like that guy better than me, don't you (referring to me)?" She did not answer him but told me that he was right. She is divorced now and we like each other. My mother's favorite saying was that truth was stranger than fiction.

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Stacie Walker April 11, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Katie,

You are home no matter where you go. You will attract the positive energy to remain happy and healthy!

I have been following you for a while and I know you have been through much but your perception will get you through this life with no problem.

Have fun in with the experience of learning from Mr. Branson.

To Your Success,

Stacie Walker

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Stacie Walker April 11, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Katie,

You are home no matter where you go. You will attract the positive energy to remain happy and healthy!

I have been following you for a while and I know you have been through much but your perception will get you through this life with no problem.

Have fun in with the experience of learning from Mr. Branson.

To Your Success,

Stacie Walker

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