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Summer: A Time Of Discontent Or Thankfulness?

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Summer: A Time Of Discontent Or Thankfulness?

By Ettie Rutherford
Contributing Columnist

Ettie RutherfordWith bright, warm, sun-shiny days enveloping us, this is the time of year when everyone can rejoice in the warmth, the sunshine and the frivolity of summer.

It is a time when we can be thankful for all that nature has to offer and all that we can do to rid ourselves of negative thoughts and restlessness, which have been our daily companion for more than a year.

No longer should anyone allow the pandemic to rob them of their sanity, their joy, and the control, which seem to have been stolen from every family, from every business and from every age group.

Since restlessness has been the order of the day, it is now the right time to let summer infuse us with feelings of awakening to a more balanced life, without putting self, or others, at physical risk.

Due to conflicting information, regarding the existing virus, uncertainties and apprehension will still be present, so it is best to do the following:
1. Pray for direction to move forward.
2. Permit yourself to be open to this new way of life.
3. Focus on positives, rather than challenges.
4. Ignore the things, which you cannot change.
5. Strive for alternate ways of doing things in daily living.
6. Use the present set of lessons as a guide to plan for unexpected situations in the future.
7. Be mindful of the fact that there are millions in the world, who are much worse off than you and your family.

Remember that you have the power to make this, the summer of your discontent or to make it your summer of thankfulness? Begin by focusing on your blessings.

In Sisterhood!

Award-winning Ettie Rutherford, B.Ed, Dip.Ed, M.Ed, is an educator, life coach, consultant and author of “Why Perch Like A Chick When You Can Soar Like An Eagle?”. An accomplished public speaker, Ettie is the Founder and CEO of Women Are Worthy, which provides step-by-step strategies for women to achieve their goals, with a minimum amount of stress. She can be reached at ettie@womenrworthy.com

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