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Can you prepare for the uncertainties in life?  

March 5, 2020

The answer is….. Certainly

Once again and continually, we are reminded of the certainty of the uncertainties of life.

There are always the global uncertainties such as the economy and markets, wars and terrorism, extreme weather, etc.  Now we are understandably concerned and uncertain about the Coronavirus.

Then there are the more personal uncertainties such as personal finances, illnesses of yourself or loved ones, relationship issues, etc.

Don’t predict your future just be prepared for it

How do you prepare for it?

It begins with always having a positive attitude.  A positive attitude keeps you strong and therefore more able and better equipped to handle any adversity, emotionally and physically.  A positive attitude will keep you focused on your goal(s).

“Think good and it will be good.” – Rabbi Menachem Mendel, The Tzemach Tzedek

If your outlook is always negative, then the choices you make will take you away from climbing your mountain, from fulfilling your ultimate dreams and goals.  It will almost certainly become a self-fulfilling prophesy, of a negative outcome.  A negative attitude makes you vulnerable to panic.  Panic, just like anger, never leads to good decisions.  Studies also show it weakens your immune system.

“If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.” — Isaac Bashevis Singer

Would a boxer be more or less likely to win a match if he went into it with a positive or negative attitude?

Along with a positive attitude, eat well, exercise, sleep, and smile.

In the case of the Coronavirus follow the recommendations such as washing your hands, etc.

 “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it”. – Helen Keller

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – Art Linkletter 

Sing Along with me “When you walk through a storm hold your head up high and don’t be afraid of the dark at the end of the storm Is a golden sky and the sweet silver song of a lark”*

Wherever you go, wherever you’re taken always wear a smile and carry a positive attitude with you

Be Good Do Good Think Good

*From “Carousel” by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Lynda permalink
    March 5, 2020 6:07 pm

    You are always such an inspiration Fred! Thank you for this important message about staying positive. It’s a choice we get to make each day.
    Today I choose happiness!

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      March 5, 2020 6:15 pm

      Good choice.
      Thank you Lynda

  2. Cindy permalink
    March 5, 2020 8:29 am

    great article…and great timing. Words to live by! Thanks Fred.

  3. March 5, 2020 7:40 am

    Such good wisdom and a timely reminder!
    Thanks, Fred 🤗💞

  4. March 5, 2020 7:00 am

    Love this Fred – well done and great timing!

  5. Cheryl permalink
    March 5, 2020 6:53 am

    Thank you Fred for always being an inspiration.

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      March 5, 2020 6:57 am

      Thank You Cheryl for reading and caring

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