After a week of coordinating, searching, and visiting the closest Dexter Axle Factory in El Reno, OK repair guys was able to special order a new axle with just a 10 day build and 4-day shipping time.
By now you'd think we would have reached as well as exceeded our limits of sanity/stress limits. Believe me it has been hard, yet since my mom's passing, I have been in this vacuum of emotionless and wonder if this hasn't helped. Things could be worse. We can afford the repairs, just have to accomplish all this not on our own schedule. We're retired and our schedule has always been fluid. We're in our grandson's hometown so there is the priceless opportunity to spend more time with him. I have been trying to deal with the adversity of aging and stress......growing older gracefully, but this time while Barb set into her forecast mindset of comforting me and cautioning me not to let this ruin our trip, I discovered that I was able to overcome this more easily than I would have imagined. Barb has always been my 'Rock'. I love her for this. This time I think I surprised even her. I'm not going to turn this into a cathartic post about dealing with the frustrations of like, but I did find this useful. Funny how age puts the really important things into the proper perspective.
According to Robert Half in his 11 methods to deal with adversity and moving on these are the principal caveats.
- Embrace it
- Practice Self Compassion
- Master Your Emotions
- Make Humor Your Ally
- Engage In Wellness
- Purge the Clutter
- Be Grateful
- Develop a Growth Mindset
- Cling To Your Purpose
- Maintain Confidence In Your Capabilities
- Reflect & Move On
“Every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.” The true secret to success is the ability to embrace adversity as a chance to change ourselves and our situation.
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