Thursday, June 19, 2008

What Do You Do?

Whatdya do when your life is whipping you around like a roller coaster and you can’t get off? What if you’re going to work every week afraid that the next week you’ll be on the street? What if your kid just got out of the hospital with major surgery? What if that makes your other kid more clingy and demanding? What if every time you get a chance to do your normal methods of stress relief some other responsibility steals it away? What if you want to explode inside and no one cares to listen?

You blog about it, I guess…

Mark Hansen


  1. Let go of what you can let go of.
    Hang on to what will matter in five years.
    Find something really fragile and throw it as hard as you can against the back of the house at the same time you let out a good primal scream.
    Have a good cry in the shower.
    Rent the funniest movie you know of.
    Kiss you wife.
    Hug the kids.
    Eat Chinese. (food, not people)

    Know that people pray for you even when they don't tell you they are.

  2. What if your friends add inane comments to your blog, and annoy you? What if you go over to their house with a crowbar and . . .

    Mark! Why are you here and what are you doing with that crowbar? Mark? Mark!

  3. "... His neighbors all said he was a quiet man..."

    Yeah, you can blog about it. Everyone needs to vent. You've got my phone number too. I listen well.

    Seriously though. That's what faith is for, bro. And friends. We're here for you too, for anything you need.

  4. Greetings from the Philippines, Mark! Been a little busy with tons of things lately and its just now that now that I got your music.

    Anyway, I'll listen to it in the next few days. I'm gonna try to post a review on my blog within the month, I hope.

  5. It's times like these when we turn to the hymn book and read (or sing if you are able)
    'Count your blessings name them one by one, count your blessings see what God has done .....'
    Seems to me that when I do this it becomes clearer just how our Father in Heaven balances things out - yes, there are the tough times - but only cause He knows that by working through these times we grow, we get stronger and we come to see what is truly of value.
    One thing that really is of value is the contribution that you and your family make in the lives of so many others - this one way over in Australia.
    Thanks for what you do.

  6. Man Mark, I'm sorry... Things do work out. I'll second what s'mee said, too. And getting a priesthood blessing always works wonders.




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