Losing Walter, the love of my life, was tough. When he died, even putting one foot in front of the other was tough. Walking. Should be simple.
And we often don’t have just one 'tough.' No, often the 'toughs' weave in between life’s days and years. A crisis happens. You make a mistake. A major setback slips into your progress…
What can you do?
Choose. “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” ~ Wayne Dyer
Do your best at that moment. “Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz
Remember what’s within. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Find people to love. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu
Say, “God, give me strength ‘cause this is tough. Give me strength ‘cause this is tough.”
And go love on folks in the meantime.
I send love to you,
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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