When we are feeling distress, we’re in a state of anxiety, concern, disappointment, discomfort, heartache and/or perplexity usually over some ordeal, trial, tribulation or situation that is causing us to suffer or worry as it feels out of our control.

This week, over a 24 hour period, my brand new corporate website for @CreativeContentLoft was hacked. Clicks to any links for my site were redirecting visitors to a variety of very unsavory pages. The problem has been identified — and I don’t know why the software says: Total Attacks Blocked! Apparently over 200 million+ bots actually succeeded in messing with my page yet again. This situation won the prize for my “Most Distressing Situation” this week.

We trust, build, and hope that things we are doing will go forward according to our plans. Yet, such is not always how things go and life unfolds not necessarily according to our well-crafted plans.

Looking for the bright side, (recognizing any number of more serious things could have happened that would have been worse) In flipping the situation around, I guess I can be proud to say that once again, I’ve created something that is getting attention. I think this is a good thing. We’ve got lots to talk about at this stage of our lives!  We will not be shut down, redirected, or otherwise silenced. Let’s keep the conversation going.

Thanks again for joining me on this adventure, which like daily Life is never quite stress-free as we might like. Still, life is still a wonderful game to be played.