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Being Grumpy is Optional (& One of the Hardest Lessons I had to Learn)

You have heard me say it before: Pain is inevitable, being grumpy is optional. Is this true? Yes, that is true…and each of us has a choice in how we respond to pain (or anything, for that matter). It’s that simple. We can respond with negativity and irritation or with optimism and positivity. Which of the following reminds you of you when you are feeling pain? We can choose kindness and self-control. We can stop and take a deep breath before we spew hurtful words pour out of our mouths. We can be easy-going with a sense of humor. We can forgive even when we don’t feel like it. We can ask questions to gain a better understanding, and listen with...

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