Each and every day we are presented with challenges. The quality of our life is not contingent upon what comes to us but it is based upon how we handle what we are dealt to deal with. Stop and think about what you have the ability to do — you have a strong mind, you know how to capture it, and you know how to direct your thoughts to create positive outcomes — you’ve done it for your entire life up to this very moment. Life is not possible without this skill.
However, you don’t give yourself near the credit you deserve for this accomplishment. Why? Why not reward yourself with an internal script that strengthens your confidence and your ability to take anything that comes your way and make something useful of it — no matter what it is. If it looks like a tragedy, perhaps it is an invitation to learn something new about compassion. If it is an illness, maybe it is an opening to learn how to turn inward and relax your mind and body.
Nothing gets delivered to us that is not manageable in some regard. Trust this.
You have an inner strength that is remarkable, tune into it.