One Grateful Girl
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Stress. We all handle it differently,
Some scream into a pillow. Some duke it out with a punching bag.
Some cry. #Me Some revert inwardly.
Some clean incessantly. Some go running. #BothAlsoMe
Some hide under the covers for a day or two. Some eat four gallons of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey. #SoundsLikeAPlan
Some berate others, lash out hurtfully and just generally treat everyone within the vicinity like poo. #DontBeThatGuy
However you deal with stress, just bear two things in mind:
1. If you don't manage it, it eats you alive faster than fire ants on a human covered in maple syrup sap, yo.
2. The stressor will eventually go away --- but how you reacted to it will be a memory for you and those who shared the experience forever.
How do you want them to remember you in that defining moment? Calm? Kind? Biggest Jerk Face on the third rock from the sun? You can be the sunshine or you can be the rain - your call.
Before you fly off the handle --- stop. Think. Breathe. Count to one million forty seven.
Say a little prayer and be the dude or dudette everyone wants to go to --not run away from-- in a crisis, Capisce?
Investing in a little Chunky Monkey can't hurt your rep, either. Just sayin'.
Alleluia. Christ is risen, who has made all things; he has shown mercy on all people. Jn 6 16-21 When it was evening, the disciples of Jesus went down to the seas, embarked in a boat and went across the sea to Capernaum. It had already grown dark and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea was stirred up because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat and they began to be afraid. But he said to them, "Is is I. Do not be afraid." They wanted to tkae him into the boar but the boat immediately arrived at the shore to which they were heading."