The Trouble With Troubles

We all face trials and troubles in this life. No one is immune. No one gets off scott free. We can all be affected by unexpected delays, bad news, and even heartbreak.

The question is, how are you choosing to handle it?

If you let them, negative situations can render you helpless, hopeless, and hurt. You can feel totally defeated, wanting to give up on life or at least shutting down. Why do we do that? When we are facing difficult situations, we tend to back out of things, stop functioning, and life as we know it shifts to some quiet mess of a thing that leaves us only to our own, sometimes scary and detrimental thoughts.

It’s the very people you have surrounded yourself with for years that are the ones that help you pick up the pieces. They are the ones that help put things in perspective… or at a least a sounding board for YOU to put things back in proper perspective.

Is getting a unexpected diagnosis tough? You bet. Especially when it’s your child. Is the end of a major season in life difficult? Sure. Letting go of things – comforts – that we have known for so long and grown accustom to are that much harder to let go of, especially when it’s a sudden thing. Are facing new challenges easy? By all means… NO.

But that doesn’t mean you don’t have the strength to make it through. That doesn’t mean it’s your time to give up. Give in. Throw in the towel.

It’s not your time to crumble. Instead, it’s your time to shine!

Of course, you have heard the common saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” It’s may seem cliche, however, it doesn’t make it any less true.

It doesn’t matter what is being thrown your way – illness, financial loss, relationship stresses – YOU can choose how you respond to them! Are you going to let the situation beat you down or are you going to use it as a springboard to fly even higher. The board has to go down before it can launch you up. Ever thought of that?

Some would say, and have said, I’ve been dealt a tough hand in my life. The circumstances swirling around me are tough. They would be difficult for anyone. However, that’s exactly how I see them. They aren’t me. They aren’t controlling me. They are meerly situations, around me, that I must handle. But I’m not in this alone. I have friends, family, and a God who loves me! I am not defined by what is thrown at me. I’m defined by what I say and do. How I choose to respond is my choice. No one can control that or take that away from me.

So, if I choose to grab a lemon and start making lemonade, come join me for a glass, won’t you?!

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JessBio200 The Trouble With TroublesJessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE gift to you, 30 Easy Snacks Your Kids Will Devour: Eating Healthy Never Got So Simple, to help you feed your kids quick & healthy! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!

The Trouble With Troubles

6 thoughts on “The Trouble With Troubles

  1. My favorite line here: It’s not your time to crumble. Instead, it’s your time to shine!

    Oh yes! And that’s not just you telling us, you’re a living example of using adversity as a head wind to soar on wings as eagles!

    Great article, Jessica – what an encouragement to all of us <3

  2. Claudia Looi says:

    Wow… I especially like this sentence: The board has to go down before it can launch you up. Ever thought of that? Great food for thought Jessica.

  3. WE need to get into the flow of life where we can see that life is sometimes like a river; a river doesn’t flow ALWAYS smoothly, but has also rough patches where it has to flow over. But it keeps flowing until that seasons also will pass again. Great article Jessica

  4. Love, love, love this post, Jessica! Great advice for all! I especially love, “The board has to go down before it can launch you up. Ever thought of that?” Never thought of it that way. Also, I am right there with you on this one….”So, if I choose to grab a lemon and start making lemonade, come join me for a glass, won’t you?!” We are going to have a tall drink of lemonade together!!!

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