I choose to focus on the future and the potential of a world filled with people who are problem solvers.
In our family it is important for us to teach our children not to live in what we call the “Problem Domain”.
Yes. Life can be difficult.
Yes. The news of the world can bring you to your knees.
Yes. Sometimes you will feel scared.
Yes. Sometimes you will feel lonely.
Yes. Sometimes you will not know what you are supposed to do.
It is at precisely these times that you must dig deep, listen to your little voice, and figure out what you should do.
Know that you do have what it takes to get out of your particular situation.
Know that you are loved.
Know that you are trusted.
Know that you have people pulling for you.
Know that whatever the absolute worst thing in the world is (to you) right now, that it will not be forever.
When you bring a problem to someone, believe there is a solution.
Maybe have a few in mind, if and when you feel that is appropriate.
Move beyond that problem domain and realize that the more you begin to move your mind outside of the problem, the more you will actually begin to feel like maybe it isn’t so insurmountable, after all.
You are smart.
You are curious.
You are loved.
You are caring.
You are kind.
Whether or not you happen know it right now.
You are invincible.