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Chocolate and Hugs Heal Everything

Hugs and Chocolate Cake |

A bit of chocolate goes a long way. A nice hug lasts longer…

Life happens, right? We live in a world that hands us our share of bumps and bruises. How we handle what happens to us is THE only choice we get.

See the situation for what it is.

There are big shit problems and little shit problems.

For the little ones, ask yourself if you’re making mountains out of molehills. Is there something you can do to change the situation? To make it better or eliminate it?

Plenty of things set people off. Instead of over-reacting count to ten like mother taught you. Get real. Fix it. Make it right. From a parking ticket to a spat with a friend, clear it up, if possible.

Big shit problems won’t go away overnight, of course. When you’re facing the fire it’s hard to imagine you’ll walk through it unscathed. You might. You might not. But you will come out the other side, eventually.

Tackle the problem bit by bit

“When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.” – Creighton Abrams

Same for whatever size dung’s been plopped on your doorstep. Trying to consume it all at once isn’t brave. It’s dumb. You will choke — and die, according to my mother who always added “and die” to everything.

Reflect on previous wins

Think back to the times you faced adversities and survived. You’ve done well handling yourself and your problems all of your life. You did it then. You can do it again.

Putting on a brave front when your world is closing in is a common tactic. It’s the alternative to running down the street naked and screaming at everybody. The people closest to you know the mask you’re wearing isn’t your normal one. And you’re lucky to have those people around. Luckier still when they don’t judge but instead reach out and hug you. And double points if the hug is followed up with chocolate cake.


Original graphic and quote: Stephanie DelTorchio

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