226 million

Those annoying mosquitoes that plague our summer nights. Those zinging little creatures that bite to leave an itchy trail. The tiny harbingers of disease. 

Yeah they have been on this planet for at least 226 million years.  

That's right 226 million years!   

Think of all that has past in that time.

We will survive Trump, ISIL, this exam, that triumph, that defeat and the next challenge and the one after that.

We will survive no matter the doomsdaying the media sells our facetime with. No matter our small perceptions of ourselves and the world we live in.

No matter the overwhelming fear we must challenge ourselves to quench. No matter how impossible that seems to be. 

Calm. Centre. Balance. Quieten the inner doomsdayer. Remind yourself this too shall pass and we will survive.