Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Please Fasten Your Seatbelts

Just a small Turbulance !
Originally uploaded by G.Hjöll
"Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us..." ~ Orison Swett Marden

We all face a little turbulence in our lives. One day we can be cruising along and everything is just fine. The next day we're experiencing some life changing events and we're left to figure out how best to react and cope. It happens to all of us at some point.

There are some very important things we should always try to remember when these moments in our lives come along.

* Remain calm.
* Avoid the blame game.
* Avoid bitterness or resentment.
* Don't lose sight of the larger picture in your life.
* Try to take some lessons from the experience.
* Avoid self pity.
* Use the difficult time to make some needed changes (rid yourself of bad habits, have a more positive attitude, and so on).

No matter the turbulence we may face, there is always something we can take from it and use as a positive later in life. Our responsibility lies in trying to recognize those positives things and taking full advantage of them.

"A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials." ~ Chinese Proverb

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