When we take the approach that things are always working together for our good, regardless of what appears to be happening on the surface level of our lives, we soon begin to see blessings in even those experiences that at first we may have labeled undesirable. When we learn to look for the hidden blessings, the ones that aren’t always apparent at first, we are no longer merely reacting to what is happening but instead have chosen to respond from a deeper dimension of our being. Rather than acting out old mental patterns that may take the form of blaming, complaining or faultfinding, we instead are choosing to grow. We are giving ourselves permission to evolve, to become more of ourselves. We are remembering that all of Life is for us, and that each new moment presents us with the opportunity to consciously respond with love, compassion, and appreciation.