From Day of Hell to Peace, Plus 4 Survival Tips
This is a Bonus episode to celebrate the launch day of my podcast, Stories of Hope in Hard Times.
In this video (that was supposed to be a FB Live), I share two journal entries that show my journey from hell toward peace. I also share 4 Survival Tips that helped me along the way.
I apologize that my FB Live didn’t work today! I tried really hard to get it to work and finally decided to simply record the episode and publish it (since I had already done the prep work.)
Important Lessons Learned
You are not alone when you feel down and overwhelmed.
Recognize that you are going to grieve the unfulfilled expectations–even the dreams you have for life when they get shattered.
It is normal to feel angry (even with God)–it is a stage of grief!
The 4 Survival Tips
- Be Gentle with Grief “Weeping may endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Psalms 30:5
- Build a Support Network “Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger than common joys.” Alphonse de Lamartine
- Plan for Stress Relief “With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.” Abraham Lincoln
- Becoming “Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the starts to change the world.” Harriet Tubman