In this treatise, Marlowe Erickson, a psychologist, presents simple but effective ways to meet distress. Stress is defined as physiological while distress is defined as psychological. He shows why meeting adversity can be turned aside with a smile instead of a face red with rage or with elevated blood pressure. Have you lost your dog, your job, a spouse, or a bet? This booklet will encourage you to think about possibilities you may not be aware of!