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If you have a problem… by Bruce Wilmer

As a highly sensitive person, I get overwhelmed when I encounter a problem/problems. This poem by Bruce B. Wilmer puts problem solving in its proper perspective.

If you have a problem
That bothers you inside
And time does little to assure you
That it will subside,

Then draw upon your inner strength
And formulate a plan;
And every time you think you can’t,
Remember that you can.

Listen to your deepest voice
Where reason still remains,
And take control of your own life
To minimize the strains.

Strip away the fantasies,
The negatives, the doubts,
The anger, the hostility,
And guilt’s recurrent bouts.

Try to shift into a course
That’s positive in tone.
Communicate your feelings
So that you are not alone.

A pattern of improvement
Is the change that you’ll be winning
If you’ll just let a single step
Become a new beginning.

Bruce B. Wilmer

It’s important for me to remember to not feel that I have to solve all my problems at one time and to keep a positive and focused attitude. How do you cope with your problems? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.

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