Sunday, October 28, 2012
But you know something? I've come to a place of quiet acceptance inside. I realize that things aren't always (maybe ever) going to be rosy. I understand that each day I live will be filled with trials and blessings, and it's my choice to focus on one or the other. I accept that, no matter how hard I try, I'm going to fail at certain things and no matter how little effort I put into them, I'll excel at others. It's simply the way this life is and I've come to embrace that. I don't always like it, but there it is. A wise friend keeps telling me it's all about acceptance. He's right.
So my challenge today -- this week -- this lifetime -- is just to continue along that path. One of my favorite 80s movies, "Better Off Dead", had one guy telling another guy how to tackle the ski slope:
"Go that way. Very fast. If something gets in your way? Turn."
I've never skiied, but it sure seems like great advice for life.
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