“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”
– Charles R. Swindoll
I couldn’t help but be impacted by the distressing events that unfolded on the streets of Dublin last Thursday, where scenes of rioting and looting captured global attention.
The incredible events are stark reminder of the unpredictability that life can throw at us.
However, as I strolled through Dublin city centre yesterday evening very close to the location of the riots, I was heartened to witness a stark contrast to the recent turmoil — an atmosphere of tranquility, safety and enjoyment.
It was as if the businesses in the heart of the city were responding to recent events with the focused intention of making things better than before. Defeat was not an option.
It’s a poignant reminder that amidst the occasional chaos, what matters is how we respond to challenging events.
Bad things happen; that’s a reality. Yet, what truly matters is how we choose to act. We can succumb to over-reaction, letting fear and anxiety take over, or we can choose a path of calm resilience and looking for the opportunities to make things better.
Perhaps this week, reflect on the events around us and consider our reactions.
How can you maintain a sense of calm amidst whatever turbulence is present?
What steps can you take to deal with challenges constructively and seek positive resolutions?
Whatever about riots on the streets, inner riots inside us are much more damaging…
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