Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thought for the day

The prospect of dealing with loss can be overwhelming. In the current economy it is common for folks to experience a sense of loss of control as they watch their savings evaporate. Business owners worry that their profit margins are shrinking and question if they will be able to remain afloat. We as a nation are facing a time of loss. As individuals we must learn to take care of ourselves during this time of economic crisis. When loss overtakes us we ask ourselves, "What do I need to do to take care of myself in this moment." If we fail to take care of ourselves, we cannot be emotionally available to help others. Each of us has the responsibility to make ourselves as stable as we can to enable our families survival. We must use our tools to carry ourselves through difficult times. Caring for ourselves during times of stress and hardship is one of our primary responsibilities. It enables us to respond rather than react when crises occur. Our tools are our lifelines.

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