Am I feeling sorry for myself? Maybe a bit, I am only human after all. Everybody goes through adversity of some kind, in the back of my mind I am fully aware of that. My problem is that I have not had control over these events and have not been very good at overcoming them. I do have control over how I have reacted to these events, and can control how I choose to react to future situations because let's face it, there will always be circumstances to come up beyond my control!
For example, I cannot control the fact that other people can make decisions that can have adverse effects on my life, such as my husband being told he is out of a job. This recently happened and I need to commend Stephen for reacting to this adverse event by plowing forward and instead of becoming mired in the 'poor me' mindset he took it in stride and found himself a job within two days!
That is the only way to overcome adversity; keep moving forward. It is always going to be difficult to accept unpleasant events, they have already happened and cannot be changed. We need to keep in mind when faced with adversity to adjust the outlook and move ahead!
Thought of the day: When nothing is going right, go left.
Quote of the day: Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one's journey is easy. It's how they handle it that makes people unique.- Kevin Conroy