Prince Albert Daily Herald - - NEWS -

Lit­tle ba­bies will sooner or later be­gin teething, Two-year-olds will in­evitably get into ev­ery­thing, chil­dren will fall off of their bikes and get chicken pox, teenagers will try us, peo­ple will ir­ri­tate us, loved ones will die, re­la­tion­ships will have their rough spots or end. Many of these things can­not be helped, and our chal­lenge may be to keep our spir­its up and to still find joy in life.

Other dif­fi­cul­ties that per­sist may be mes­sages to us that what we are do­ing in some sit­u­a­tions is not work­ing. It is im­por­tant for us to get a han­dle on what it is that we would like to have hap­pen: what is the fi­nal out­come we would like to see. Ex­am­ples might be to have a more re­laxed and com­fort­able re­la­tion­ship with a teenaged child, or to have a more lov­ing con­nec­tion a mate.

No­tice here that the fo­cus is on the de­sired out­come and not on the other per­son’s be­hav­ior the next step is to ask our­selves, “What can / do that will in­crease the like­li­hood of my de­sired out­come?” Then be­gin to do it. this is one of the most im­por­tant ways in which we can grow. Fo­cus­ing on what is wrong in the world or with other peo­ple keeps us stuck in neg­a­tiv­ity, and does not chal­lenge our in­ner re­sources.

The main item on the evo­lu­tion­ary agenda for each of us right now is learn­ing to trans­form sit­u­a­tions so that we can cre­ate the kind of re­la­tion­ships and ex­pe­ri­ences that we want to have in our lives. If that sounds tough, try to re­mem­ber how im­pos­si­ble it seemed when you first tried to ride a bike. It’s shaky at first, but even­tu­ally it all comes to­gether. JM­CPL events:

Wed­nes­day Movie: The Shack, 6:30 (132 min., PG13)

NAFTA Pre­sen­ta­tion by Nancy Car­swell, Coun­cil of Cana­di­ans: 7:00 Old Time Dance at the P.A. Se­niors Her­itage Cen­tre, 8-10 p.m. Pot luck lunch. JM­CPL Ex­plore Life­long Learn­ing for Se­niors Lap­top Lab for Be­gin­ners: 9:30 (Call 763-8496 to reg­is­ter.)

ANAVETS Fri­day dances fea­tur­ing Misty Moun­tain, 8:30 p.m. un­til 12:30 a.m.

Used toys and kids cloth­ing sale, 7 p.m. at Prince Al­bert Al­liance Church, 28th Street and Sixth Av­enue West. For con­sign­ment seller or other in­for­ma­tion, call 306-763-3771 or email of­fice.paac@sask­tel.net.

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