Stress. Do you have stress in your life?
In last month’s message we looked at goals. I mention this because a favorite mentor once said to me that
stress is the result of not doing what you should be doing every day.
Once you have made your goals and produced a workable plan, follow your plan every day and viola – no stress, right?
Turns out, tuning into a news report or reading the daily paper can be enough to bring stress into your life. This world can seem unspeakably vast, teeming with millions and millions of people, where life seems to have become too big, problems insurmountable and the future menacing.
“Every time I pick up a paper, I always read bad news” –John Lee Hooker
What is the solution?
“Blow up your TV, throw away your paper, go to the country, build you a home” –John Prine
Great lyrics but not for everyone.
Vincent P. Collins suggests
Acceptance: The way to serenity and peace of
The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the
SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change;
COURAGE to change the things I can; and
WISDOM to know the difference-
Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace.
Kevin S Svetich, CLU