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When Circumstances Are Beyond Your Control

When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
~ Viktor Frankl

In life, some circumstances are beyond the scope of our control. Maybe it’s a debilitating illness, a tumultuous storm, an unstable job market, or a one-sided end to a relationship. All we can do is choose how we respond. What is the narrative that we are telling ourselves? How can we shift our perspective? Only we can decide how to interpret a situation at hand.

A few months ago, I was told that I should have surgery on my thyroid. And as soon as anyone mentions the word, “surgery,” my antennae perk up, and my insides become a tad squeamish.

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When Circumstances Are Beyond Your Control

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  1. Lauren:
    I would like to ask you about thyroid surgery:
    Why was it needed?
    Have you had it done?
    Thank you!
    All the best,
    Also known as 898_1 from Medhelp Thyroid disorders community

  2. Very Informative article. Thanks Lauren! Really appreciate your views.
    I do feel that it is our response to the given situation and not the situation itself that has more impact on our life. Everything happens for a reason. So, its pretty hard to apply but the wise thing is to look for the meaningful response irrespective of the opinions.

  3. thanks for reading guys!!! i had to have a nodule removed; everything turned out fine : )


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