We can plan ahead for some things.  We can put warm blankets, drinking water, extra food and things we might need in the car before we take a trip.  We can get good directions and map out our trip well.  But despite all of our best planning, things can happen.  We can plan all we want, but things are going to come along.

When things do happen that seem to throw us off our path, it is our reaction to them that matters. We can choose to stay calm, rather than flip out when something happens.  This way, we will be prepared to see any solutions that come along.

Life is just like this.  Despite our best planning, things will come up.  And we have the choice – how we react.  We can stay calm, stay focused and observe what is going on around us.  It is the quickest way through our challenges.

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