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45-year-old Cathy Bevan, of Concord Township, is a contestant in The News-Herald's Lighten Up in 2013.

Monday, May 13, 2013

A struggle through life!

       Sometimes life gets in the more ways than one. There is our family, our work and for some  schooling to get ahead in life, but what happens when one is served that extra helping that you just didn't need. A family member looses their job, a separation, divorce, or just having to deal with a family member with substance abuse,  how does one cope? How do you continue to function, keep the family going, pay the bills, and just be happy?
       There are some who cope well, and others not so much, but it is often our family and friends that can make a world of difference in how we handle life.
       What's worse is how does one continue to struggle with weight loss under such adverse conditions? I do not recommend stress as a proper weight loss technique, but it can help for some!  We often need to find the balance in life and persevere. I have always remembered two mantra's; "It's all water rolling off a duck's back and what doesn't kill you will make you stronger!" I know we often get tired of hearing these words that "God never gives you more than you can handle", and for some these words can be reassuring, for others it means nothing.  We can choose to grow and become stronger in our ability to deal with the outside world, or cower and hide. I personally choose to become the poster child for living a life of no matter what you strive for you can accomplish it.
        I have to thank my children for being my biggest supporters and to all my friends who stand by me at such a difficult point in my life. To those who continue to struggle with the demands that bombard us from all sides; Life is a struggle, hold on to those who are your biggest cheerleaders and always remember that you are an important part of the world and everyone has something to contribute.      


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