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Struggling to Accept ‘What Is’

Have you been struggling with accepting the results of the Presidential election? Now that the election has come and gone, and you can’t get it back, what do you do with your anxiety, your anger, your astonishment with the outcome – if this is what you are feeling?

Here are thoughts that might help you deal productively with your current struggle as well as other struggles that you will surely encounter on this journey we call life.

“We have to stand up for what we believe in. Always. Always!….It doesn’t matter if we are standing up to our friends or our boss or even the president of the United States, we must stand up for what we believe is right and just and moral and good. We cannot waiver, not in the face of intimidation, not in the face of trepidation, not even in the face of fear.” ~Rabbi Sara Sapadin

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” ~Lee Iacocca

“The problems are here to stay. We need to find a way to deal with them.” ~ Pawan Mishra

“No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.” ~Julius Caesar

“There’s always failure. And there’s always disappointment. And there’s always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.” ~Michael J. Fox

“Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.” ~Jamais Cascio

“Life inevitably throws us curve balls, unexpected circumstances that remind us to expect the unexpected. I’ve come to understand these curve balls are the beautiful unfolding of both karma and current.” ~ Carre Otis

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~ Nelson Mandela

“Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count.” ~Stella McCartney

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ~William James

“It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” ~ Hans Selye“

“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.” ~ Marian Wright Edelman

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