Overcoming the 3Ds
by Jim Ayer
The sides of the can were shiny and steep; the cream was deep and cold.
"O, what's the use," said number one, "'Tis fate; no help's around."
"Good-bye my friend! Good-bye, cruel world." And weeping still, he drowned.
But number two of sterner stuff, dog-paddled in surprise,
And he licked his creamy lips and blinked his creamy eyes.
I'll swim awhile at least, he thought, or so it has been said.
It really couldn't help the world if one more frog were dead.
An hour or more he kicked and swam, not once did he stop to mutter
Then he hopped out—on a mound of fresh-churned butter!"
Overcoming the 3Ds may appear whimsical on the surface, but it's serious business how our minds work. With a large portion of Americans suffering from the 3Ds in one form or another, this little pocket book makes astute observations from a positive perspective and points to disastrous historical events that reveal heroes with optimistic viewpoints and answers and how we too can overcome what may seem impossible.
Mr. Ayer isn't a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist, nor will he write a prescription for medication of any sort, but he does have life experience that includes some devastating circumstances. He shares that an ardent walk with the Lord, and a complete trust in Him, can make the most difficult facts of life seem mundane. He dispenses homespun, yet practical, advice on how to solidify our spiritual lives in the manner that God seeks from each of us.