These words from the late advice columnist, Ann Landers, were written years ago—but have never been more relevant or more needed:
“If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.’ Then repeat to yourself the most comforting of all words, ‘This too shall pass.’ Maintaining self-respect in the face of a devastating experience is of prime importance.”
Good words to print out and put on the refrigerator. Or desk. Or nightstand. Or even next to the TV.
Yes, especially next to the TV.
In a nutshell, Landers is telling us: You are greater than anything that happens to you. And you can overcome any hurt or problem or setback.