When you feel life is too intense,
imagine it as a TV soap opera.
Turn the sound down until it seems manageable
or mute the sound and read the text.
It reads differently than it sounds.
This idea came to mind as I was sitting in a high-tech dentist chair and there was a soap opera on the TV screen. The sound was turned off and the script appeared in captions. The goings-on seemed less dramatic that way. Sometimes we can’t eliminate the drama in our lives, but we can turn the volume down.