26 thoughts on “When Bad Things Come Along – Shortish But Hopefully Beneficial for Some!

  1. I’ve often been called the Prophet of Doom and Gloom. It’s a title I wear proudly. The way I see it, prepare for the worst case scenario because it probably won’t happen. Interestingly, preparing for the worst case scenario makes everything else easier to handle. I prefer to think of myself as a of the Master of the Calculated Risk and that I can live with.

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    • Exactly! My other favorite axiom has always been, “Hope for the best, but PREPARE for the worst.”
      If you don’t need to use those preparations, then yay! You’re ahead of the game. (And I don’t think that’s necessarily a Gloom & Doom sort of attitude. It just makes sense to me.) πŸ™‚

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    • I don’t think of it as tempting fate. I think of it more as being confident that I can deal with what comes, no matter the level. And usually, I can, once I get past the sniveling and shaking my fist at the sky part. πŸ˜€ ❀ But as long as it works for you, it's all good. πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • Thanks, Diana! Yes, it’s pretty good advice, I think, because truly, how many of the things we stress out over every day turn out to be something impossible to live with? I suspect not too many, so it helps keep this all in perspective. Not that I never fail when trying to calm myself, but when I remember to ask this question, It happens much less frequently than it used to. (Or as someone very wise once said, “Don’t sweat the small stuff, and it’s ALL small stuff, pretty much.” πŸ˜€ )

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    • It’s surprisingly comforting, isn’t it? I always feel better when I know the end of the world isn’t coming that day, and I’ll be able to deal with whatever does. πŸ˜€ Glad to hear it works for you, too, Sarah! πŸ™‚ ❀

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