onslaught of debris that comes towards you. Be it life's daily hassles or the occasional "gotcha" moments of extreme challenges, life can really blow your mind! We are divided people when it comes to being rich, being poor, being married or being single. But we share something in common over the great divide of economic class or martial status. It is called "pain" and it is a component of everyone’s life. We can make the decision to not allow external circumstances to crush us. As we tap into our inner strength we can rise above the arduous challenges that tend to work to sink our morale. There will be tests through people and through our problems. This is where we need to make the choice to alter our perspective when interruptions happen. Take a moment to pause and restrategize on how to better cope when life simply stinks. We hope the following tips will offer you hope when life gets you down.