i was speaking with a soldier from the army who told me that since his tour in iraq, he rarely feels rattled. why? b/c he tells himself - no one is shooting at me here.
i do not serve in the military but i still use this mantra as a way for me to put things in perspective. yes, sometimes there are pretty tough things that happen in my life, but you know what? no one is shooting at me. i can handle it & it will pass.