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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “In a Crisis.”

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Maybe it is a dire need of humor that caused me to read the above and get a good laugh. A crisis is not a laughing matter, but it does not call for a one-size-fits-all homogenized generic rhetorical answer either.

Crisis, like pain, is individual. Whether it is a massive panic attack, an incurable disease, a car accident, or leaving your wallet on a plane, it is your experience. Yours. Fully individual and unique as you and your reaction to the situation. It does not matter how good, or bad, someone else has it.  Your pain is not a measurement to anything other than your own ability to keep going.

Crises occur millions of times, all over the world, and no two experiences are the same.

If you want to talk, I am here to listen and empathize. If you want me to hold your hand, and sit quietly with you as you cry, I will do that too. But, most of all, I will let you feel your own your pain.

Together, we will figure out a way to cope, for a minute at a time, but how you respond to a personal crisis has nothing to do with someone else’s history. This is a story all your own and you determine how to turn the page.

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a wise man knows what he says

The truth, like each word, can be understood differently depending upon the observer.  Freedom of expression, or a desire thereof, is why we write and comment upon each other’s posts.  The power of words can create, destroy, encourage, portend, compliment, or poison.  A vow changes a life forever.

Our life experiences help us to see below the façade and understand the individual Truths.  We think before we speak and understand.  Hearing and listening are two different activities. Whether it is empathetic and compassionate is as much up to the speaker as it is to the listener.  A wise man knows what he says, but a wise person sees beneath the superficial to the underlying message to be learned.

Raise your voice and close your eyes.

I hope that you are hearing kind words.

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It is an achievement when we are true to our values and authenticity.  Sincerity, kindness, compassion and caring for others is a way for us to create long lasting happiness and stability in our lives.  Self satisfaction and acquiring new skills, as well as acknowledging our talents, are part of the Happiness journey.  My state of happiness looks different than anyone else’s because it belongs to me. If it is a journey, then it is an individual pursuit. It cannot be quantified and should not be compared to someone else’s state of being.  People compare anyway, to fit us into some prescribed box, or their version of what happy is supposed to look like. But in a black and white world, Happiness comes in all shades.

achievement of your happiness

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