It sounds like a cheesy self-help book

But I don’t think so. It’s a step-by-step reminder that everything is okay just as it is (maybe unpleasant, maybe euphoric or somewhere in between but we can all deal as soon as we accept reality. In other words (my favorite sentence), “It’s like this.”

Try it. Just once. In any given situation, any day of the year, and time of day, no matter what is happening right this minute. Think, say out loud, write it down, type it, tweet it–whatever…

“It’s like this.”

The best employer I’ve ever had said this frequently, without even realizing what relief it can immediately create.

It is like this.


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