"Life is not the way it is supposed to be. It is the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference."
A life lived is not without hardship. At times....many of us have had hardships we thought we could not bare....but we did.
During the holiday season with so many people being joyous and merry it is easy to enter a mind set of ....... well.......I would be joyous too if I only had his or her life. Well.....in reality....we do have his or her life.....we have LIFE......period.
We were given this life to live to the fullest.....not to sit around complaining about what we don't have or being sad because our life is not the same as someone else.
The Buddhist tradition believes that each day you wake up.....may be your last day on earth. Would you want your last day on earth to be one of moaning about what you don't have.
Let's think about this during this wonderful season of the year. Acceptance and being grateful are two things that can be visited when we find ourselves wishing for other than "what is". In fact, I believe, acceptance is necessary to being able to manage gracefully......"WHAT IS".
Any thoughts on this dear friends?
A sweet day to all of you,