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The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.
-- Madeleine L'Engle


Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Embrace reality

Events don’t always unfold the way you expect. But just because you didn’t expect to be in a particular situation does not make that situation any less compelling.

Life will not always bend to your desires. Yet just because you don’t like what’s happened is not a reason to deny that it happened.

The way forward begins with and depends upon acceptance. Live right now according to the actual reality of right now.

Waiting for things to get back in line with your desires and expectations is a waste of precious time. This is your day to live, and you owe it to yourself to extract maximum benefit from every moment.

Rather than lament what you could have done if life had been different, focus in on what you now can do. Respond to disappointment with the transformative power of your own actions.

Acknowledge, accept, and embrace reality. That will illuminate a whole new set of opportunities for progress and fulfillment.

— Ralph Marston

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