We learned through the hardest experience of our lives how important it is to surround ourselves with the “Right People”. In this follow-up to my previous post, ‘How to Happygolf Your Life’, learn how to identify your Right People through the Venn Diagram for Life and consider how to add more of those people to your circles.
My husband, Dana Janssen, was the Keynote speaker for the 2017 University of Alberta School of Business Graduation Banquet. He shared lessons from the worst year of our lives when we were “waist-deep” in it. This post has some context on what we went through, some reflections, and how we came out “happygolfing”. Learn more about what “happygolf” means and how to apply it to your life.
I had every intention of writing a 2016 year-in-review but struggled to capture the right tone. It was a hard year and one that I am relieved to be done with, but grateful to have experienced. As I reflected on everything that happened, through many drafts of this post, I decided that I wanted to focus on gratitude.
When things are rough it is not easy to be grateful for the things that are going well. I have have had to work on balancing experiencing hardship, with all the negative emotions that come with it, and practicing gratitude as an intentional way to move past it. I still get angry, frustrated, and feel sorry for myself. But I have been finding that the more times I practice gratitude in the face of adversity, the easier it is to look at the challenges I am facing with clarity.
So, instead of a reflection on 2106 as a whole, this post is a reflection on the things that I am grateful for and how I have been trying to practice gratitude in my life.