My prayers go out to all of the families that need encouragement and understanding. Whether you're coping with a loss of a loved one from the 9/11 attacks in 2001 to natural disasters of this year, you are not alone. I care about what happens to you and know that everything is going to be alright. If you worry, just tweet me. I will be too happy to hear from you.
One of my favorite things to do when I meet people in despair or in a funk is to motivate them into a positive mindset. When you feel like your problems are overwhelming you, it can lead to depression, anxiety, rage, self-doubt and more. I wouldn't want that for anyone, and who wants to live like that?!
Ask yourself, what can I do right now to change my circumstances? In some instances, people are going to do you wrong no matter how positive or caring you are towards them. Others may say they are in your corner in front of you while sabotaging you when you're not around. They really don't want you to succeed and may try to keep you from your life's journey.
We are only human, and you just can't please everyone. I'll repeat it. You just can't...please...everyone. And guess what? That's ok. We were not placed on this great Earth to do that. As long as you keep that in mind, accept it and move on to bigger and brighter things. It's just unnecessary to keep any negativity coursing through you blood and messing with your health. It's hard to get over past issues in one's life if we keep dwelling in the past. The future is not set or guaranteed to work according to you plan.
Simply put, we should focus on the present and think of other ways to balance out the malarkey. Mind you, I didn't say get rid of the malarkey because it's necessary to balance out this great universe. It's true. I tried to eliminate the waste, but it kept coming back and stinking up the place, figuratively speaking.
Lastly, life is tough. Period. But just like the weather, difficult times in life come through in seasons. We just have to determine which action will we take to get through it. Think about it, you probably had a problem a month ago or years ago. Is it still a problem or did it work itself out with a better or different outcome than you expected? It just means that the universe balanced itself back, so why worry about unknown circumstances they you have no control over. I know, It's hard to let go of control that you never had in the first place. Life is really simple to figure out. Its just our minds keep messing up the experience.
From the great lyrical words of Bobby McFerrin, "Don't worry. Be happy!"