Q: What is the difference between crisis and inconvenience?
Life often gets more complicated than it should be and the ability to keep things in perspective is a wonderful thing. I am thankful for being able to find the humor in most things and understand there is a lot of inconveniences and annoyances in life and very little crisis. Actual crisis is a fact of life, though. We all go through them. If you can find even a little humor in things it helps.
I remember one instance when our family was going through a very difficult time. It was a legitimate family crisis. One of my step-sons had experienced a psychotic attack his senior year in high school and ended up in the mental ward of a hospital out of town. My husband, his ex-wife, one of my step-daughters and I were all in the same car driving to the hospital to get updated on what was going on and what would be the course of treatment. For his ex-wife and me to even be in the same car was uncomfortable. To be there under those circumstances was very tense. It was a very difficult situation, as you can imagine.
My step-daughter was driving. She has a tendency to drive too fast and tailgate if she can't pass the car in front of her. This made everyone in the car (except her I guess) even more tense. I spoke up and said, "Lana, we would all appreciate it if you don't give the guy in front of us an enema." Everyone laughed. She did back off and I think everyone relaxed just a little. It wasn't much, but it did help lighten the moment and the day.
It's not always easy, but if you can find a little humor in situations it can help. I am thankful for being able to do that.
Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
East Brunswick, NJ
Endre Barath, Jr.
Beverly Hills, CA
Delray Beach, FL
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