Its so great that feeling you get when you first start out with something, it has that new freshness that gives us hope that great things are to come and what we see is the potential something has and to us the possibilities could be endless. As we go along those paths and sometimes we aren't seeing immediate response, the newness starts wearing off, it is easy to get discouraged and let ourselves feel that brightness start to get a little foggy. As the lights of our "hope" start getting dim its harder to see all those "endless possibilities" we had such high expectations for.
When we are focused on the things that AREN'T happening, we cannot appreciate the things that ARE happening. The little things that sneak under the radar that are the turning points that eventually lead to great change! Lets not take out any of the rungs on our ladder just to get there faster, it just makes it harder to get there. We need to appreciate every step we take in the right direction, no matter how small it is. Small steps will eventually lead to higher ground. When things you once saw potential in are now distant specs of light...think of all the things you go through to get there as tools that will help us embrace what is to come. Just because we think we are emotionally and physically prepared for something, doesn't mean we are mentally ready for it. We need each and every step.
When you think you have nothing left to be grateful for, there is ALWAYS something.....could be oxygen... freedom..... even curling up on the couch and watching your favorite "feel-good" movie, you can always find something because just when you think it can't possibly get any darker....the sun HAS to come up.