Instead of jumping at the chance to be offended, choose to be amused. Rather than filling your thoughts with resentment, fill your heart with forgiveness.
If someone is rude to you, let it be that person's problem and not yours. Quickly move beyond each disappointment, while savoring and extending and sharing each joy.
The world in general is what it is. Yet your life in particular, and your experience of it, is the way you choose to make it.
When you encounter difficult, frustrating situations, choose to respond with patience and understanding. When things don't go your way, see it not as a disappointment but rather as an opportunity to make positive improvements.
Take each occurrence in stride, confidently knowing that you can make the best of it. Life is good when you see it as good, so decide to always see it in the best light you can imagine.
-- Ralph Marston
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