People today are living in times of uncertainty. Troubling world news, military initiatives, and economic challenges have affected us all by producing anxiety and ambiguity in our lives. What can you do to ease the tension for yourself and others?
Try a shot of B-12. Here’s your prescription:
- Be realistic and recognize stressful issues.
- Be consistent and fair in how you handle stressful situations.
- Be joyful; don’t worry about things you cannot change.
- Be a good listener to those around you who need to talk.
- Be an encourager to people with loved ones in the military.
- Be a faithful friend.
- Be considerate of those who are struggling emotionally.
- Be a steady positive source of inspiration.
- Be ready to voice the good things.
- Be available to speak a soothing word.
- Be sure you are ready for the day personally.
- Be strong and of good courage.
You don’t even have to go the doctor! These 12 things you can “be” are less painful than a shot, tastes better than a pill, and are more healing than either shots or pills to those around you. It is amazing to see the effect that a peaceful and positive individual can have on others in stressful situations.
I hope you will be a source of emotional strength to those in your care. Remember, you can add to the stress or be a calming agent. Which will you choose?
“Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. GOD, your God, is with you every step you take.” Joshua 1:9 (The Message)