7 Choices To Survive The Toughest Of Times

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By Alice Hoffman

No one is immune to bad fortune. It comes at different times, when you least expect it, when you're living your life. But how do we make it through these times? Are there rules, a map to lead us through? This is what I wondered when I lost members of my family, when they suffered with illnesses and when I myself became ill. I wasn't sure I had the strength to go through these trials. But there were people who did rise to the occasion, who met sorrow head on, who continued to live full lives despite their hardships. How, I wondered, did they manage to do so?

The question is a deep and difficult one, and it comes down to this: How is it possible to be human? How do people lose those they love most and still manage to get out of bed in the morning? There is no map. There are no rules. Being human doesn't come with a handbook. It's the human heart that leads us forward, the amazing capacity to love, to remember, and to choose happiness.

Below find seven choices I've made and how they got me through the toughest of times.

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