"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would always say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"
This has been a tough week. From the Boston Marathon bombing Monday to the Texas fertilizer plant explosion today, we've been shaken to our core. It doesn't matter whether we were there or halfway around the world. It's easy to get swept up in the initial impact of the news of these tragic events and the 24/7 coverage of the aftermath.
If you're looking for some peace in all this chaos, look for the good.
1) Give Thanks.
Start or maintain your ritual of writing down in a journal what you are personally most thankful for that day. By doing this just a few days a week, you'll ease your anxiety and keep things in perspective.
2) Reach Out to Others.
Know someone who might need some help coping?
|My dog, Honey, gives me comfort.|
Call them and let them know you are there. If you're the one in need, think of your most positive and grounded friend or family member and reach out to them. That friend just might be your dog.
3) Focus on the Good News.
Watch TV shows that make you smile and news programs that cover the brighter side of life, like CBS Sunday Morning or NBC News' Making a Difference segment. That's where I found this heartwarming story of "The Comfort Brigade" in Boston.
Where do you find the good? Share your wisdom on my Facebook page or reply back to me. I love hearing from you!
To Your Wisdom,
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