Each day on my facebook page I post a quote for the day as my status. I have been doing this as long as I can remember (which might not be saying much because I can’t remember yesterday!). But really I do post quotes daily (oh wait, I just said that!) and when I read today’s question/prompt the quote that came to me automatically was “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. I am beginning to think this quote is over used but let me tell you it means a lot to me. Why? One, I’m human. Two, I’ve faced quite a bit of difficulty throughout my short 40 years (like how I said short because I still feel there is a lot to get done and I AM NOT OLD! No matter what my young clients think). And finally the quote moves me by keeping things in perspective. I return to this quote fairly often to just remind myself that I can make it through this challenge too, unless of course it kills me but it hasn’t yet! It also gives me the confidence to continue.
My partner-in-crime has a two year rule which I think is very fitting with this quote. The rule is to ask yourself when faced with a stressful situation, “will this affect me two years from now?” I have found that this question really puts things into perspective for me. Most of the time I find that I stress about things that really won’t affect me in two years from now and I just need to calm down and gain a better perspective on things so in turn, obviously it won’t kill me but once I make it through, I will be stronger!