We have experienced some misfortune today, and without sharing the details with the world, I will just say that I have found myself in the position of asking "Why me?, Why us?, Why? Why!". Grief and loss is a powerful thing, it can pull you down and some people never get back up again. Today I found myself wrapped in fear and despair. I let it in, felt it's power, and then kicked it back out again. I know to many people who have let grief, sadness, and fear overtake their lives. Somewhere along the line I decided that I was not going to be one of those people. I am good at researching and this is what I do when I face a problem. I look for a solution and I keep looking until I find one. As a psychologist I tend to believe that things happen the way they do for a reason, that A leads to B. But I also fully know that very bad things can happen simply because you are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Afterall, I am pretty sure that God never promised that life would be easy. For whatever reason bad things do happen and when they do we can't just give up.
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."
Helen KellerUS blind & deaf educator (1880 - 1968)