Thursday, March 05, 2009

HARD TIMES

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY

 

From TODAY, Voices

Wednesday, 25-February-2009

 

By Dr Bill Maier

 

How do you deal with the stresses of life?

 

Stressful situations come into all of our lives from time to time.

 

Our kids get sick, our teenager flunks a test, our spouse gets laid off and we spend our days worrying about what might happen.

 

Stress is a common reality and there’s not much we can do about it. But we can determine how we’re going to react to it.

 

There are two things you can do with a stressful turn of events. You can see it as a horrible, unfair thing that you just don’t deserve and say: “Why does this always happen to me?” or you can choose to see it as an opportunity for growth.

 

Ask yourself: “What can I learn from this difficult time?”

 

We can’t always control our situations, but we can control how we respond to them.

 

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