Posts by Daphne Greer

Daphne Bach Greer is a mother, author, non-profit founder, and lover of nature. She is the author of Barely Breathing: Ten Secrets to Surviving Loss of Your Child and co-author of other books. She blogs at grievinggumdrops.com, The Sweeter Side of Grief, instilling messages of hope, faith, and inspiration to grieving hearts. Find her on Tiny Buddha, Today Parents, Yahoo, Her View From Home, The Mighty, Having Time, among others. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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It Could Always Be Worse: The Power of Gratitude and Perspective

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ~Marcus Aurelius

So, yesterday wasn’t the best day. I backed up into my husband’s car in the dark, on my way to a meeting. I didn’t see it in the mirrors. It was dark. (Did I mention that?) Well, it left a healthy size dent in the front, and needless to say, the tension began.

I felt bad. I honestly didn’t see it. Whenever I put my car into reverse, the mirrors automatically adjust and seem …