How Are You Coping?
We cope differently.
Some try not to think about it. Others want to stay up-to-date informed. Some refuse to think negatively. Others cry it out daily.
But here’s the thing. When someone handles this differently than you, try not to judge them for it.
Just accept it. Remind yourself this is what works for them.
They’re doing the best they can.
Just like we’re doing the best we can.
Maybe in a few weeks, if we discover our coping mechanisms aren’t healthy (or more likely, if our housemates point it out to us!), we can put forth a herculean effort to change, beg for the Spirit’s help, and recalibrate.
But in the meantime, be gentle on yourself. And be gentle on others.
Ask God for mercy. Mercy for yourself. And mercy to give to others.
Mercy is the way through.
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Linda Stoll reminds us that our thoughts and emotions we’re having are “perfectly normal, understandable, and completely valid given what we are journeying through.”
Read Linda’s post here to see how God empowers us, infuses us with love, and gives us sanity.
Linda’s gentle and wise words always help me feel better.
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