Letter to the Editor

If you can't change circumstances, try changing perspectives

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Dear Editor,

A few years ago, a blizzard was nearly a whiteout. When I opened the door for the dog to brave the elements, the door came open only wide enough for him to get through.

When he returned, his coat was covered with snow. School had been closed for two days. The highways were closed. I thought this must be the worst blizzard we’ve had in many years.

When I finally went out to survey the damage, I was very surprised.

The drift in front of the back door was little more than a speed bump. There were some snowdrifts along the fence lines, and there was snow in the driveway, but it was nothing like I imagined.

In the storms of life, conditions often seem overwhelming. We withdraw into our comfort zone.

If you can’t change the situation, try a new perspective. Events are not usually as serious as we thought that they might be.

When you face them, you might wonder why you were so concerned.

Janine Hall-Pantenburg,

McCook, Neb.

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