Just read an interesting article by Mike Robbins titled Seeing Adversity As Happening for Us, Not to Us. Would that I could take his advice to heart.
Do you ever ask yourself the question, "Why is this happening to me?" Most of us do, especially when things aren't going the way we want them to or we're dealing with something that's difficult or painful.
A few years ago I was talking to my friend Brian about this, and he said, "If you change the word 'to' to the word 'for' in that question, it can change your life." When Brian said this, it really resonated with me, and I never forgot it.
Instead of asking ourselves, "Why is this happening to me?" we could instead ask, "Why is this happening for me?" Wow, there's a world of difference in those two questions. The first one leads us down a path of victimhood, martyrdom, or feeling as though there's something wrong with us. The second one takes us in a direction of deeper growth, awareness, appreciation, responsibility, and healing.
Read full article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-robbins/embracing-adversity_b_771162.html
A young woman who will have plenty of time to focus on why this is happening to me was jailed today for a minimum of 15 years because she stabbed a Labour MP after being radicalized by watching online videos. It is a sad tale of a woman described by a lecturer in terms of "the world was her oyster." Instead she chose to ruin her life.
Read full article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1326208/Al-Qaeda-inspired-Roshonara-Choudhry-tried-kill-MP-Stephen-Timms-jailed.html