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Hang on

Sometimes we get tired of all the things we have to do especially on days when things don’t seem to be working out as we would expect. At that point our emotional energy is low and the propensity to snap out of frustration is high. There is perhaps one thing that we can do in such situations, and that is to just hang on.

At the end of a very long, busy, and gruelling week for me, and with an intense stomach ache, I stepped into the kitchen to clean up, only to notice a blocked drain to compound the problem of a leaking tap that the plumber had failed to come and fix. Children crying and shouting in the background did not help the scene. I thought for a moment what do I do? I felt like screaming and lashing out, but there was no one person or thing to channel this frustration. I took a deep breath and chose not to think of it much.

Taking a break from the situation I had my dinner and went back to the kitchen. I looked in the drain again and noticed a table knife was stuck in it. This was taken out and the sink became unblocked. Not too long after that, for no apparent reason, the lights all went out, again I went to the circuit board and put it back on.

It is not the first time I have had such a challenging day, and I am sure it is the same for you. But this day, I chose not to freak out and give in to my frustration, I hung in there with what little resolve I had left and all I thought was a calamity was all resolved without the great effort I thought it would take.

Whatever you are going through, just hang on, the change will come sooner than you think and with less effort than you thought necessary. Keep a good attitude, keep your head above the water, and wait with what little strength you have left.