01/17/2014 02:57 pm ET Updated Mar 17, 2014

God Whispered

Why me, why now, I thought. Why is life so hard?

That's when God whispered something in my head.

I want to share it with you.

In difficulty, be grateful for the opportunity to serve.

In pain, be grateful for the chance to lighten the loads of others by bearing yours with grace.

In anger, be grateful for free will which allows you to release frustration at any time to embrace love.

In sadness, be grateful that loss is as much a part of the whole as creation.

In worry, be grateful that effort and intention are what really matters, not results.

In love, be grateful that you can choose to benefit the world with each breath -- breathing in forgiveness, breathing out healing.