What Causes Distress?

This is from a book of affirmations that was given to me a long time ago when I was going through a very difficult part of my life. If you’d like to get a copy, it was published by the Health Communications Corporation, 3201 SW 15th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. I don’t know if they’re still in business, but you can certainly Google them and see.  It does have an ISBN: 0-932194-27-3.

I had it all marked up, and different sayings and things pasted in it.

One item which I found very useful was the following:

“It is not people or circumstances that actually cause us conflict or distress, but rather our own thoughts, feelings and attitudes about people and events.”

I never quite understood that, and so I started reading this book, and a few other self-help books, and finally realized that it’s what goes on in our mind. It’s not what happens to us, but how we react to that. My book was given to me with a nice inscription to it:  “Dear Mel, may each day be a rose that enfolds for you and brings silken sweet moments, Love from Bobby”.

She was just a close friend that helped me through a very difficult period in my life. I hope that these affirmations I share with you will bring peace and tranquility to your life. Thank you for reading them. If you have any comments, I’d love to hear from you. Write me at askmelsfg@gmail.com.