The difficult times help you to more fully appreciate what you have. The good times help you to see how very much joy is possible.
The disappointments bring you valuable, meaningful and useful experience. The successes give you the confidence to reach even higher.
Those who criticize you offer you priceless feedback and important new perspectives. Those who appreciate what you've done give you the encouragement to do even more.
No matter which way the individual events may go, life moves forward. From each and every experience and outcome, there is something of value to be gained.
Instead of worrying or judging or obsessing about what may or may not come, accept and appreciate what does come. Then, with a strong and thankful heart, make good and purposeful use of it all.
-- Ralph Marston
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