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Monday, January 30, 2006

Don't sweat it. Don't get stressed out. Don't let life get to you!

"You know, our bodies are capable of doing some very funny things when they're consumed by stress and anxiety. Uh, I found my ex-best friend's cufflinks in my wife's purse." Dr. Cohen speaking to Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff) in the movie Garden State.

Don't get too stressed out in life! Life throws fastballs and curveballs and bad pitches and change-ups and even the occassional, dreaded knuckleball. Don't be surprised or caught off guard. Expect the unexpected. But whatever you do trust in the fact that know matter how bad it gets God is in control. He is not the cause of your prediciment but He will be the comfort (read: is comforting you) during your circumstances. He will be the one source (is the one) of strength when your friends have turned their backs or when your family is not there to help. He offers hope, help, healing, and peanut butter.

Yes, peanut butter. He created peanuts and he surely taught someone to smash them repeatedly. So smash something, shout out loud to the Lord Most High, have a come-to-Jesus meeting with Jesus, and eat a peanut butter (and jelly, if you must) sandwich and know that God is there offering comfort and comfort food.

Tell Him you are pissed even if it is Him that you are pissed off at. And end your sentences with prepositions if you must. He can handle it. He is God after all. He will not cover His ears in shock and horror. He is too big to be offended. Tell Him, let Him have it. He will still be there when it is over!

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