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May 27, 2015

Go East, Young Man!

Hal photo outside Feb2012“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis’. One brush stroke stands for the word danger; the other for opportunity.” (John F. Kennedy)

Most of us have a relatively easy time spotting danger. We see danger in our marriages, for our children, at our jobs, with our finances. We are well aware of the dangers in our world.

It’s the other brush stroke that needs our attention more often than not. When we’re faced with a crisis, we can freak out, or we can welcome it as a chance to learn and grow our ScreamFree muscles. Our lives would be more joyful and peaceful if we could look at stressful times as opportunities.

So, the next time Suzie brings home an “F” or your boss throws you an unrealistic deadline, take a deep breath, smile a true smile, and be thankful for the chance to grow up a little.


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