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Never do things others can do and will do, if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
-- Amelia Earhart


Saturday, September 25, 1999

It’s all for the best

In a sense, it is useless to make judgments about things that have already happened. You can put your judgment to better use by applying it to the things over which you have control. And all those things are in the present, not in the past.

So whatever has happened before right now, consider it to be for the best. There’s nothing you can do about it anyway. When you truly think of everything that has already happened as being for the best, something almost magical takes place -- you actually start making the best of what has happened.

Indeed, “it’s all for the best” is a self-fulfilling appraisal. Certainly there are tragedies, major and minor. Yes, there are many disappointments, too. Are these really for the best? They might as well be. They’ve happened; they’re a done deal. Your best strategy is to emerge with something positive and useful.

Make the best of what has already happened, and you’ll get the best of what is to be.

— Ralph Marston

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