If you’re in a period where stress seems to be your constant companion, take a lesson from nature.
Instead of asking, “Why am I having to deal with all of this?” ask yourself what you need to learn from your experiences. View the situation much like the butterfly must see its cocoon — as a barrier you must break through to become the extraordinary creature you were designed to be.
It’s not always easy to maintain such a perspective. We often make our experiences harder than they have to be by our resistance to change, growth, or stress. Stay focused and use stress to take you a step closer to the flower or butterfly you want to become.
Excerpt from “Living a Five Star Life” by Betty Mahalik