When hard times hit us, it's easy to fall into the desperate and scarcity mindset. It's easy to watch out for only number one, to be like the bachelor stallion on the range, never really watching out for anyone other than yourself.
But that's now how life is supposed to be. That's not how WE are supposed to be. When we experience hard times, (like being caught in a downpour) are only as bad as our perspectives on them.
Because even though this stallion is getting blasted with a downpour (and in just a few minutes some hail) he never stopped watching out for his band. For his family. For the herd. For the collective. He watches them to insure they are provided for, safe and protected. He cares for them, and does so selfishly, but also selflessly. But he never wants to see them harmed, and will go to great lengths to protect them.
During these hard times, be sure to keep a positive perspective. Be sure to stay strong, no matter how hard it's downpouring. Turn to your Faith. Turn to your friends and family. Find counselors when you need it.
If you're finding yourself unable to weather the storm, reach out for help. Right now isolation is making it harder to stay positive, and is increasing alcoholism,addictions and depression.. Don't feel ashamed to reach out for help, there are many of us here for you, and most of us have walked that path at least once in our lives.
Do what you need to do to stay safe.
If you are being abused by a family member or spouse, reach out. I will personally connect you with people who can help you- you just have to let me know how I can help.
Don't allow this hard time, to be your last time...
Abuse is never okay. Ever.