Present an alternate story

Over the years I have spoken to many parents in tears about the difficult situation their child is in. And I always remind them that there is another story to tell here. One about hope. We all need to be reminded, especially when we are struggling with tunnel vision, that the universe doesn’t go out of its way to play out the worst-case scenarios we have envisioned. Things are usually not as bad as we think they are. We are usually emotionally tired and need to step back to clearly see the road ahead and not just the speed bump we hit.