think Ann's advice is great, but I believe I would take it
even a bit further: I would say that when trouble
comes, don't even see it as something that's trying to
defeat you. Trouble isn't in our lives in order to
try to make us miserable or to ruin our lives.
Trouble is an inevitable part of life that helps us to
grow and develop our strengths as we deal with it.
trouble-free existence would be incredibly boring, if you
think about it. We'd have no need to use our
problem-solving skills, and much of our intellect would
lie unused somewhere deep inside us. Without
trouble, we'd never learn how to overcome obstacles, and
some of the most important inventions ever created never
would have come to be without difficulties to face.
many troubles aren't the best thing for us, it's important
that we keep in mind just how good they can be for
us. We needn't embrace troubles as we would old
friends, but we can look more closely at it to try to
figure out just what lessons it has in store for us.
When we see our troubles as challenges that can help us to
grow, they become opportunities, and that subtle shift in
perspective can help us to deal effectively with virtually
anything that happens to us in life.
will come. Some of them will be more drastic than
others. But troubles are bound to become worse if we
see them as something that's here to hurt us or to test
us; they can be valuable friends if we can but learn to
see the value that they're bringing to our lives.