alva. Good morning. I guess we both woke up on the wrong side of the park bench today. I was thinking exactly the same thing. I imagine there are millions of people driving to work right now who feel the same way. It seems like all of a sudden, life is a tilt a wheel, and we can't find any balance. Mentally, I ran down the whole list of things that weren't going well, and it was long. The economy, the election, and just the general state of affairs has everyone pretty down. The only thing that works for me is to also make a list of everything that is going right. It is so easy to forget all the blessings that we have. I think of the poor people in Haiti living in tents without plumbing. I think of my brother in Afghanistan who always has sand in his shorts. I think of the refugees that are fleeing from Syria because their homes have been shattered by bombs. I try to look at the donut, not the hole. It's not easy. However, what is the alternative? Will making myself miserable every day because my life isn't perfect get me anywhere? We are always in control of our thoughts. We have the remote in our hands and we can always change the channel. I use a funny technique for myself that I made up. If I find my mind going down a dark road, I deliberately stop and say "snap out of it" out loud, two or three times, while snapping my fingers close to my ear. It breaks the "spell". When you realize you can change your thoughts, even when there is so much negativity, it is very empowering. I'll say a few extra prayers for you today and I hope you'll do the same for me. When you are making that list of everything good in your life, don't forget your Ask buddies!
I would do everything in my power to change that. Treat everyday like a new opportunity to do something amazing with my life. Go back to college, get a new job, do something I've never done, go out and have fun with my friends. BTW alva, you're amazing. Don't let yourself tell you anything different!
I would stop myself from doing whatever caused my life to become so miserable.Lets say for example I was old enough to go to college.Lets say for some reason I never went to college and that is what caused my life to be so horrible.Well if I knew a head of time that was going to affect my life in such a bad way,then I would end up making myself go to college.