What Your Response Should Be to Hardship

Don’t you just sometimes get tired of dealing with hard stuff?!

You know … strained relationships, difficult bosses, constant conflict, illness, financial stress … hard stuff!

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Our hands can droop and our knees can wobble. We can look over our shoulder and think about turning back.

How to Change Your What If to What Is

When Phil and I were newlyweds, we were in Wal-Mart one day getting some duplicate keys made. As we waited at the counter, my cell phone rang, and I turned slightly away from Phil to take the call.

(By the way, if you’re a new reader, this might be a good time to tell you I’m blind.)

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When I hung up a few minutes later, I reached out to put my arm around Phil’s waist. As I did, I slipped my hand down and patted him on his—well, you know. We were newlyweds, after all!

As I did, I heard him say, “Jennifer, what are you doing?”