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10 Things You Can Do When "Life" Happens

Updated on May 11, 2011

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1. When “life” happens, you can sing a new song.

2. When “life” happens, you can put on a smile.

3. When “life” happens, you can love a pet.

4. When “life” happens, you can recite a psalm.

5. When “life” happens, you can hug a friend.

6. When “life” happens, you can say a prayer.

7. When “life” happens, you can learn a new dance.

8. When “life” happens, you can volunteer.

9. When “life” happens, you can set new goals.

10. When “life” happens, you can thank God.

Sing a new song and make it an upbeat, happy song. If you feel uncomfortable singing out loud, sing along with your favorite artist.

Put on a smile and focus on making someone’s day with a,"hello, how are you?” The more you smile and get your mind on another person, the better you will start to feel. This takes practice but it also depends on how severe your “life” happenings might be as to how bright your smile will glow.

Love a pet because they will love you back with an unconditional love. You can express your thoughts to them and they will listen. Pets can be sensitive to your moods and they can sense it when you are sad, angry, or happy.

Recite a Psalm as the Book of Psalms is a place to go for encouragement for whatever situation you encounter. While most people will recite Psalm 23 (The Lord is my shepherd) in times of trouble, I recommend Psalm 46 as a powerful encouragement to read.

Hug a friend and make two people happy. We need the contact and comfort of our friends on a regular basis but even more when trouble comes our way. There is power to heal a hurting heart when someone who cares touches or hugs you.

Learn a new dance to lift your spirits. Dancing can help your mind, your body, and your outlook. You can learn a new dance online in the privacy of your home. There are a lot of free dance lessons and some “you can learn to dance” DVD’s you can buy.

You can volunteer because when you volunteer your time you are helping someone else. In turn, the self-satisfaction that you feel when you've helped someone is a recognized health benefit. Most people who volunteer on a regular basis say that they receive more than they give.

Set new goals when bad things happen because this gives you incentive and hope. When you have hope, you can do most anything you need to do to accomplish your goals. You have a reason for your feet to hit the floor everyday when you have goals to meet.

Thank God in times oftrouble because it has been found that a heart of gratitude is extremely valuable to your well being. While you are in the middle of your troubles, I believe God will give you blessings when you are grateful to Him.


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    • anidae profile imageAUTHOR

      Anita Adams 

      7 years ago from Tennessee

      Thanks for visiting and commenting Ingenira. You are right! We do get to make the decision to be negative or positive. I wish everyone could see that!!!

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      7 years ago

      I like the positivity of this hub. "Life" is like two sides of a coin, we can choose to see the positive or negative side, the decision is up to us.

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      Anita Adams 

      7 years ago from Tennessee

      Thank you feenix for the nice comments. May God bless you and make his face to shine upon you this day.

      If I can touch one person with any of my writings, I am well pleased.

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      7 years ago

      anidae, this is beautiful and inspirational hub -- filled with useful suggestions that I am going to follow. And speaking of giving thanks to God, I am very grateful to Him for guiding me to this post.

    • anidae profile imageAUTHOR

      Anita Adams 

      7 years ago from Tennessee

      Eiddwen, Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • anidae profile imageAUTHOR

      Anita Adams 

      7 years ago from Tennessee

      A.Creative Thinker, Thanks so much for your comments and thanks for your support. I really appreciate your visiting.Just keep on smiling.

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      Anita Adams 

      7 years ago from Tennessee

      RTalloni, thanks for visiting. I am glad this hub made you smile because I have a dream to make everyone smile as often as possible.

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      7 years ago

      You have a lovely philosophy to life anidae. Great hub! :)



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      7 years ago from the short journey


    • anidae profile imageAUTHOR

      Anita Adams 

      7 years ago from Tennessee

      Thank you for visiting,dearabbysmom. You are right about the struggles and healthy diversions are good. I sincerely believe in the blessings happening right in the middle of trouble because I have experienced it.

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      7 years ago from Indiana

      "Life" is obviously something we all struggle with from time to time, and we all need things to turn to when things seem overwhelming. This is a great list of healthy diversions, and perfect to finish with gratitude no matter what.

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      7 years ago from Wales

      Great hub.


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