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Overcoming Disappointments

Everyone has disappointments in life. Usually one just gets over them in time. Sometimes it is not so easy. The challenge comes. Can disappointments become a springboard for something better in our lives?  I mean a maturing,  learning to remain calm when facing  emotionally upsetting situations.

There are many situations that can be frightening and uncertain.  We live in difficult days, The voices of other people can affect us more than we realize. So often for me, it was the disappointment in people, my expectation that they would behave in a certain way, or understand what I was going through.  Each person’s perspective is their own. Some disappointments  move this topic into a deeper realm.  Perhaps we do not always understand how deeply we are affected by the disappointments in life.  Disappointments with others, but also disappointment with one self.

It is not about perfection, as that simply does not exist. Sometimes It is a jolt to remember that others do not care about the things I do, and vise versa. Letting go means changing one’s thinking.  I find it helpful to focus on something lovely instead.  Will this really matter in five years?  

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Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is kind and worthy of praise, think on those things.  Philippians 4:8

 

 

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