All we can do is create the kind of resilient attitudes and habits that will help to protect us in the face of enormous loss, trauma, disease or disability. We are powerless…. and powerful…. as human beings throughout our entire lives and that NEVER goes away. We must learn to walk with both of those things throughout our whole life. All we can do is our best when tragedy or hard times occur. It is then that those resilient attitudes and habits become lifelines for our spirits. Surround yourself with people who love you and treat you well. Take care of your body and your mind by getting enough sleep, exercising and continuing to learn new things. Be aware of the ‘good, the bad and the ugly’ of life so you can solve problems and enjoy your life. However, it's important to dwell on the positive. Take notice of what brings you joy because when hard times hit….which they do with everyone at some point…..you know how to get yourself feeling better.
I like Beth Neilson Chapman’s song “Shake My Soul” when things get hard! My thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends and First Responders involved in devastating events of the Fort McMurray fires.