In our dark times, we have a tendency to focus on all that is bad and wrong in our lives. While this is very easy to do, we shouldn’t do it! I have made myself ill at times like this as I’m sure many of you have also. These are the times when what we need to focus on is all that is good in our lives. I want you to yell and say STOP!

Then tell yourself that this is just a bad moment in time and this too shall pass! Then I want you to remember all that is good in your life. Remember how fortunate that you are and look around you and see how much that you have and appreciate it all. Tell yourself that this moment will NOT define me, but how I react to it will! I will persevere! I will overcome! I will survive! I am better than this!

Remember that your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.