Frustration…How Do You Deal With It?

Life doesn’t always go as planned. It seems like I just heard this yesterday.  Oh yes, I did, in a video by an author friend.

I will have to go watch the video again.

There  are days, or weeks, when life throws something out of the ordinary at us, and we get frustrated.

Frustration, how do you deal with it?

Find a place, or a space to calm down, and look at the situation as it really is. Walk away.  Get  perspective.  Even laugh if you can.  Most often, in the scheme of things, this is only major for the moment, and not for a lifetime.  Find a place of peace, figure it out.  Maybe, make a post about your annoyance.  Write.  It is cathartic.  Get your feelings on papers.  It could turn into a story.

And then pretend that you didn’t tell someone you had something fixed, to find out the system went bonkers on you.  You can work it out.  You will laugh about it a week from now.  Maybe tomorrow isn’t your day to laugh, but soon you will laugh.

Work on fixing the problem and being honest about it.  This is my honestly part. No one is perfect, and sometimes it’s good to let others see how life is.

And so now…off to church.  It is well…  It is well…  With my soul.

Sincerely, BG

p.s.  Go find Kathy Henn and watch her video on Facebook Live.



        Cup of Laughter

If I’m feeling kind of lowly,

And my friends aren’t to be found-

If the tissues near are soggy,

And my smile is upside down-


 If a crack invades my spirit,

And a shudder hits my spine-

I will drink a cup of laughter,

And release what’s on my mind.


 Sometimes gloom will overtake me

And misfortune blocks my path-

It’s then I’ll send myself a note:

Hey, remember just to laugh!


 When we drink a cup of laughter,

We will drink a cup of peace-

And our troubles which were tragic-

All will seem now to decrease.



It can all be made much better,

(Though this test may bring some doubt)

Just shake your head in disbelief-

And begin to laugh out loud.


 Choose to draw upon good mem’ries.

Choose to wipe, and dry you eyes,

Always drink a cup of laughter,

And be grateful you’re alive.

       -BG Jenkins ©2015



Authors and Their Books

The books listed below are from friends and colleagues… there are affiliate links included here.

Lillian De Jesus

Monna Ellithorpe

Billy Green

Kathy Henn

B.G. Jenkins

Barry J McDonald

Alicia Osemra

Louise S.G.