What To Do When The Roof Falls In/when Your World Collapses? by Fenton Moorhead

WHAT TO DO WHEN THE ROOF FALLS IN / WHEN YOUR WORLD COLLAPSES?


A CHILD'S BOOK CALLED, ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO
GOOD, VERY BAD DAY.

IT'S ABOUT A LITTLE BOY, WHOSE DAY STARTS OUT BAD, AND GOES DOWN
HILL FROM THERE.

HE GETS GUM IN HIS HAIR, HIS SWEATER WET IN THE SINK,

TRIPS OVER HIS SKATE BOARD, AND THERE'S NO PRIZE IN HIS CEREAL
BOX,
AND THAT'S BEFORE BREAKFAST.

HE GOES TO SCHOOL AND HIS TEACHER DOES NOT LIKE HIS DRAWING OF
AN INVISIBLE CASTLE,

HE DOES NOT GET A DESERT WITH HIS LUNCH,

AND HIS BEST FRIEND DOES NOT WANT TO BE HIS FRIEND ANYMORE.

THEN AFTER SCHOOL HIS MOTHER TAKES HIM TO THE STORE AND BUYS HIM
PLAIN WHITE GYM SHOES, NO FANCY STRIPES, HE'S HUMILIATED.

HE GOES TO THE DENTIST AND THERE'S A CAVITY.

HE HAS DINNER THAT NIGHT AND THERE'S LIMA BEANS.

HE TAKES A BATH AND GETS SOAP IN HIS EYES.

IN FRUSTRATION HE SAYS, "I THINK I'LL MOVE TO AUSTRALIA!"

HE EVENTUALLY DOES AND IN AUSTRALIA HE'S ATTACKED BY A GREAT
WHITE SHARK WHICH DEVOURS HIM.

I'M JOKING ABOUT THE LAST PART. THAT'S AS IF STEPHEN KING WROTE
THE BOOK.


LIFE IS FULL OF UNEXPECTED CIRCUMSTANCES THAT CATCH US OFF
GUARD.
NO ONE PLANS ON.... ACCIDENTS,
STOCK MARKET CRASHES,
BUSINESS FAILURES,
DIVORCE PAPERS,
SICKNESS,
UNFAIR TREATMENT,
AND OTHER SOURCES OF BAD NEWS!





I. THE NATURAL RESPONSE TO CRISIS:

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