OK, It's Thursday again and I'm doing this again. Community, connection, support... these are good things!
There is a question I'm supposed to answer: "How Do You Handle Stress?"
Really? You really think I've got an answer for that?
Because those of us with special needs kids, especially if we have more than one, especially if we've realized we have some special needs ourselves? We are under way too much stress, all the time. Bucketloads of stress. Boatloads of stress. Shit-balls of stress raining down upon us. All. The. Time.
Why not just ask "How do you handle life?"
Because for us? Life = Stress.
I'll say it again:
LIFE = STRESS
And I guess my answer is another repeat of what I stated at the top of this post:
Community, connection, support... these are good things!
That, and a little venting, and a lot of caffeine, and chocolate, and an occasional glass of very good red wine, and lots of hugs from my children, and chocolate, and remembering what it's all about... the big things, not the little ones...
And lots of laughter. Because there is always something to laugh about, even if it's just ourselves. Because if you look for the joy, you will find it, even in the midst of sorrow.
So I keep on looking, and laughing. Sure beats crying all the time. Although I do my share of that, too.
So hop on aboard, link yourself up. Because? Community, connection, support... these are good things!
And did I mention chocolate?