Life is hard, period.
However, there are times when things are definitely easier than others.
What is hard for someone, may be easy for others, and vice versa.
Sometimes we put pressure on ourselves and make things more complicated than they need to be. And then there are times when we don’t try at all and wonder why it didn’t work out or go our way.
Sometimes the best solutions are the ones that are so simple they don’t even cross our minds.
How simple? Think:
Peanut butter and jam sandwiches.
Grilled cheese sandwiches.
Cheese and crackers.
Milk and cookies.
In other words: Comforting. Familiar. Easy.
Can this way of thinking be applied to problem solving? Often, yes.
Sometimes we struggle so hard and long to find a way to:
resolve a conflict;
repair bad feelings;
lift someone’s spirits,
when a simple, heart-felt hug will do.
When your child is upset, just sitting beside them holding their hand may be all they need to feel better – to know that they are not alone and they are loved.