Sometimes the hardest thing to do is the easiest thing to do. For me, it comes down to quieting the mind by emptying the mind of distractions. I remind myself that solutions appear in the moment when I'm grounded and attuned to what I most need to hear or discover.
I have come to believe that to survive and ultimately thrive we have to choose the blessings life brings to us everyday. Each day is a different one; each day brings a miracle of its own. And ultimately, it is with that belief we build our staying power every day.
Instead of trying to change your feelings (as cognitive therapy attempts to do), change how you choose to view your thoughts. Practicing this way, we can notice what's without immediately reacting, thus become better to choose how we want to react.
On that one day, I saw nothing but love and concern and prayers and even more love from thousands, probably millions, of people. One person caused a lot of darkness, and millions of people responded with overwhelming light.
By making a conscious decision to live your life with less negativity in it, you become the arbiter of what you let in and what you don't. We always have a choice as to how we want to live our life and what kind of quality we want it to have.
When it rains, we get wet. But we don't have to linger in the downpour, and there's no reason to drown. So what to do in the rainy season of spring or the tearful times of life? A few simple strategies can help.