What is so hard about taking life in your stride? What are your objections? What are your choices?
You may have chosen to take life in your stride sometimes but not always. You can curse at every obstacle that appears before you. You can kick and scream. You can lie down and let the train run over you. You can go eat some ice cream in the hopes that this will calm you. You can go dancing. You can help someone. You can read a book. You can be a friend to yourself, or you can be an instigator of woe.
For how long would you want to keep a friend who constantly reminds you that life has bamboozled you, that it has thrown tacks in your path? For how long would you want to hear this?
And, yet, have you not been that sort of friend to yourself? "Watch out, watch out," may have been the theme of your life. "Danger ahead. Take caution."
It is good to get your mind off your troubles. It is even better to tip your hat at your troubles and see them in perspective.… Read the rest