This song is inspirational and reminds the listener that we only have today and it’s important to live in the present.
2. Live in the present moment.
Today is all we have; yesterday is gone, and tomorrow isn’t here yet. Why worry about things that might not happen or are out of our control?
3. Reflect on the ABCs
Martin E. P. Seligman is an American psychologist and author of self-help books. Here is his quote that is worth thinking about:
“It’s a matter of ABC: When we encounter ADVERSITY, we react by thinking about it. Our thoughts rapidly congeal into BELIEFS. These beliefs may become so habitual, we don’t even realize we have them unless we stop to focus on them. And they don’t just sit there idly; they have CONSEQUENCES. The beliefs are the direct cause of what we feel and what we do next. They can spell the difference between dejection and giving up, on the one hand, and well-being and constructive action on the other. The first step is to see the connection between adversity, belief, and consequence. The second step is to see how the ABCs operate every day in our own life.”
When adversity strikes, remember to stay positive. Positive thinking will help you through the choppy water. I’m counting on it to help me!
Helpful Sources and Links:
"Cancer diagnosis: 11 tips for coping" by The Mayo Clinic Staff
"Devastating Diagnosis" by Dr. Mehmet Oz
"After Diagnosis: A Guide For Patient and Family" (PDF) by The American Cancer Society
"Shock and Awe: The first psychological phase of coping with cancer" by Mindy Greenstein PhD
"How Music Benefits the Brain" by Medical News Today
Additional Book Recommendation
The House on Crash Corner by Mindy Greenstein (sad, hilarious and meaningful ways we deal with the crises in our lives)