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imanag March 13th, 2015 7:26pm

We all experience trials and challenges at some points in our lives. What characteristics or traits do you believe you have that help you see things through when times are tough?

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Zimmeress Make Me Laugh
03/16/15 12:12 am

Being able to 'shut it off' if I'm upset. It takes about an hour and then I've already convinced myself that it doesn't matter and can be productive towards the situation. More good things will come later. It's worked for every crisis in my life.

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mamalisa California
03/15/15 7:07 am

I know there have always been harder times that people overcame. My life is a walk in the park compared to most. Especially from a historical perspective. When I'm having a crappy SAHM day I think of pioneer women and all they dealt with.

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mamalisa California
03/15/15 7:08 am

Or really women in history. Let's be honest.

Zimmeress Make Me Laugh
03/16/15 12:12 am

Good answer.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
03/14/15 7:23 pm

Faith in Jesus. Just that simple, yet just that profound. ✟ <((((((><

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
03/14/15 6:12 pm

Faith, supportive friends, and lots of people who pray for me. In fact, a few of you have been doing that for me this week. 💙

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bstokosa Connecticut
03/14/15 11:31 am

I try to never let the turkeys get me down. Also, take some kind of positive step(s)- could be baby steps but heading toward getting through the problems.

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LadyBug237 Florida
03/14/15 11:00 am

I try to remember that nothing lasts forever. I hold on to hope, faith and my trust in God.
And I try to learn something from every experience.

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MrsCzarCastic
03/14/15 6:10 am

I try to stay positive, have faith, and trust God.

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ontargetlisa
03/13/15 10:01 pm

I usually see an up side to even the toughest trials. Also have the ability to find solutions that others might not see. Several times in my adult life, I've had real health issues that had most around me saying I should go on disability, but I find

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ontargetlisa
03/13/15 10:04 pm

a way to keep going. My Dad never let me give up. When I had a brain tumor at 21, and lost my job, apartment, ability to live alone, he reminded me that Stephen Hawking managed to endure and still contribute. That attitude is key.

catpillow Florida West Coast
03/13/15 9:58 pm

I'm part of a family, so I don't have to face anything alone.

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anniepoops fear the deer
03/13/15 9:08 pm

Just being chill and making sure you can laugh

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WildRice With a side of sass
03/13/15 8:30 pm

Faith and determination.

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firefly5 the verse
03/13/15 10:36 pm

And more than your share. You make the people around you better.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
03/13/15 6:23 pm

Faithful and hopeful. And very imaginative when it comes to pretending reality away

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SunsetLeopard Still writing my story
03/13/15 5:47 pm

I tend to be extremely patient and almost unreasonably optimistic. As well as I have a strong faith that everything happens for a reason and all bad things create mostly good results.

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ronderman North Carolina
03/13/15 5:30 pm

My faith helps me handle anything thrown in me. I don't know how people do it if they do not have this foundation.

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HappyLez No Worries... Be Happy
03/13/15 5:29 pm

I'm upbeat
I have a positive outlook
I feel that people that worry about something happening in the future... Ruins their Present Time...

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Wino I need a drink
03/13/15 5:05 pm

I'm tenacious and a realist. I used to be optimistic, but life threw too many curve balls my way. I now just expect bad things to happen (Murphy's Law) and when good happens instead I'm grateful.

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ozzy
03/13/15 4:54 pm

I trust that there is a higher power looking out for me

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swjboucher Just Run
03/13/15 3:17 pm

I run and pray. Then I pray that I can keep running.

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EarlyBird Portland
03/13/15 2:41 pm

Staying busy is what gets me through tough times. If I sit still too long, I begin overthinking which makes everything worse.

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Kay41 the Midwest
03/13/15 1:48 pm

Optimism mainly. But, I have also come to realize that I am a strong person.

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NotHomeYet formerly fgw0369
03/13/15 1:23 pm

My optimism and my faith. I believe in external life so I feel I can endure what I must while I am on this earth for a short time.

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NotHomeYet formerly fgw0369
03/13/15 1:24 pm

And I focus on the joy.

Kimbobee the middle of nowhere
03/13/15 1:10 pm

I'm a very positive person. There's only been one time in my life that I've even been slightly close to feeling depressed. Plus I'm very stubborn...I WILL get through my trials and nothing is going to stop me :-P

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Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
03/13/15 1:09 pm

Mine isn't all that nice... Unfortunately.

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twss trump is a garbage human
03/13/15 12:58 pm

I'm actually not all that great at handling most stressful situations. Especially when there are multiple stressors occurring simultaneously. That being said, I have a great ability to compartmentalize. I can usually save the breakdowns for later.

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Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
03/13/15 12:55 pm

You can probably call it optimism, but I am so in love with life that I don't want to waste it on anything but being happy. I think that helps me solve problems quicker and makes me able to move past things that bother me

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Maj Worth Economist
03/13/15 12:55 pm

Hope. Lots of it. Spadefuls.

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firefly5 the verse
03/13/15 2:53 pm

Same here. Definitely my best attribute. I'm pretty patient, but hope is the bigger asset.

WildRice With a side of sass
03/13/15 8:29 pm

You both are wonderful 💕

firefly5 the verse
03/13/15 10:35 pm

But you're in a category all by yourself, love.

Maj Worth Economist
03/14/15 12:29 am

Aw. Fuzzies!! ♥️♥️

nnifer Alpha Quadrant
03/13/15 12:54 pm

My sense of humor has gotten me through some sketchy times. I find humor in most things.

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LadyA Earth Explorer
03/13/15 12:34 pm

I'm ridiculously optimistic.

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
03/13/15 12:35 pm

That's just ridiculous. :-)

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
03/13/15 12:31 pm

It's my religiously informed belief that trials and challenges aren't just a natural part of life, but that experiencing them is a big part of why we're here to begin with. This view allows me to look at them as "normal" and as opportunities.

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imanag My heaven on Earth
03/13/15 12:31 pm

I think that I've been blessed with patience. I'm okay at waiting things out. Now I'm waiting to see if I've got some fortitude to go with all of that patience. :)

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WildRice With a side of sass
03/13/15 8:30 pm

I am blown away with how patient you are... With everybody. It was so humbling to witness 💕

imanag My heaven on Earth
03/13/15 8:50 pm

Aww, thanks momma. The boys are still talking about your visit and how much they like you. 💗

WildRice With a side of sass
03/13/15 8:52 pm

Awe... Your boys are so sweet! We will have to get the whole fam together sometime... It'll be a circus but I think a lot of fun 😊

imanag My heaven on Earth
03/13/15 8:57 pm

I would absolutely love that!!! Stat's been interviewing with a company just outside Chicago. You never know. I'll need you & Kay41 to teach me how to stay warm in that kind of chill. ❄️

WildRice With a side of sass
03/13/15 9:00 pm

Guuuurl!! Don't tease! That would be amazing! (Not the cold...) haha